Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/explorer1956lasa "Life at La Salle College" Beautiful La Salle! Expanding La Salle! Indeed there is a sure reason for her existence. The external beauty which reflects life at La Salle College is only a means used in attaining our ultimate end. The theme of the 1956 EXPLORER centers around the "Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis. The author tells us how our end can be reached: ". . . he who would fully and feelingly understand the words of Christ, must study to make his whole life conformable to that of Christ." 1^ ^eJmim A man in a white robe, designated as the new chaplain to the La Salle College student body, began his residence here in January, 195 3. The tall, lanky, bespectacled Dominican is in the per- son of Rev. Mark Heath, O.P., a religiously-de- voted and humorous Bostonian. The arrival of Father Heath brought with it an abundance of religious activities. A constant flow of Masses, Communions, Benedictions and Confes- sions were continually at our disposal for our spir- itual betterment. Moreover, Father Heath, as a teacher of philosophy and full-time counselor, never bothered to utter a sigh about his numerous duties. His time was given unselfishly to the students. It was not unusual to see him talking to a group of boys while bidding the time of day to others, for his repertoire of names appeared un- limited. To Father Mark Heath, we, the Class of '56, dedicate the 1956 EXPLORER. The guidance and inspiration which he has shed upon us can ne'er be forgotten. We have utilized the exhortation of Thomas a Kempis in the "Imitation of Christ" when he said: "Consult with a wise and conscientious man, and seek rather to be instructed by one who is better than to follow thine own inventions." Under this ivy-shrouded cove pass the Christian Brothers on their journey to and from classes. The three storied building is the home of the Brothers at LaSalle College. "SenJ ffffii/i (J^^ /i(^/ii ana jnti /mm, i/iaii/^tl maif s/iine ujim ifie eafiin College Hall with its sturdy tower personifies LaSalle. The heart of the college, this building houses the ad- ministration, faculty^ classrooms, and laboratories. Members of the Class of 1956: It is with a sense of pleasure that I write this word of congratulations and encourage- ment to you, the members of the class of '56, for your capable leadership and with a sense of gratitude for the many worthy lessons you have left us. The leadership and inspiration of the class of '56 lifted many above the status of ordinary students extremely conservative about their own capacities and ever fear- ful to assume responsibilities. You were intelligent and mature enough to see signifi- cant relationships between academic interests and social activities and as a result taught many that studies must not remain un- motivated and campus activities irrespons- ible and uninformed. It is my sincere hope that you will con- tinue to be leaders among the worthy citi- zens of the city of man so that one day you will "live" among the privileged citizens of the city of God. Sincerely, Brother Daniel Bernian, F.S.C. (Vice-President) Brother E. Stanislaus, F.S.C, Ph.D. President A Message from the President: "... I wish to take advantage of this opportunity to compliment the students for the magnificent manner in which the activ- ities of the school year have been carried out to date. Such functions as the Har- vest Dance, the R.O.T.C. Ball, the Mili- tary Mass on the Feast of St. Barbara, the productions of the Masque, the religious ac- tivities sponsored by the Benilde Club, the Fine Arts exhibits — it is understandably im- possible to list all — have been carried through in a manner highly complimentary to the students and very satisfying to the faculty. This is indicative of a seriousness and dignity of purpose which is laudatory. Brother E. Stanislaus, F.S.C." (Excerpt from President's Christmas message, December, 195 5) Brother Daniel Bernian, F.C.S., Ph.D. Vice-President ADMINISTRATION Brother D. Vincent, F.S.C., Ph.D. Dean of Arts and Sciences Brother D. John, F.S.C., Ph.D. Dean of the College Brother David Cassian, F.S.C., Ph.D. Dean of Business Brother G. Paul, F.S.C, Ph.D. Dean of Evening Division Brother G. Joseph, F.S.C., M.A. Registrar Brother E. John, F.S.C., M.A. Bursar Brother E. Joseph, F.S.C., M.A. Librarian Joseph J. Sprissler, Ph.D. Comptroller James J. Henry, M.A. Director of Athletics Brother Gavin Paul, F.S.C., Ph.D. Director of Properties DEPARTMENT HEADS Rev. R. Mark Heath, O.P., Ph.D. Chaplain Edward F. Bronson, B.A. Director of Public Relations Reverend Edward J. Curr College Historian John McCloskey, B.A. Assistant to the President Brother F. Christopher, F.S.C., Ph.D. Director of Admissions William S. Gordon Buildings and Grounds Lilian Keogh, Mrs. Georgette Most, Mary Broder- ick, and Helen Meehan. Mrs. Ruth Serchak, R.N., Dispensary. Our truly, truly fair! The women of LaSalle! Mrs. Mary Gallagher and Arlene Haist. Molly McPhillips, Nancy Dougherty, Yvonne Cleland, and Ellen Bekir (seated). ■■■*, P*^ ■r-^^n wa^ W ^7 J ■ft&K ***^ y-^^S|fl ^ -^^8^'- f ^ J -^'^ ^ i. "^ .«2<- J^ Millie Kaluder. Pat McCauley, Kathy Sullivan, and Sue Liebner. 10 Top Row: Edwin W. Adams, M.A., Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education; Bro. D. Adalbert, F.S.C., B.A., Instructor in English; Bro. F. Adrian, F.S.C., B.A., M.O., Assistant Professor of Religion; Bro. E. Alban, F.S.C., M.A., Instructor in Mathematics; Austin J. App, M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; Joseph F. Arm- strong, M.B.A., Instructor in Accounting. Bottom Row: Bro. D. Augustine, F.S.C., Ph.D., Pro- fessor of Sociology; Bro. F. Azarias, F.S.C., M.A., Asso- ciate Professor of Education; John C. Bannon, B.S., Instructor in Marketing; Max Barth, M.A., Ph.D., In- structor in Chemistry; Gert Barth-Wehrenhalp, M.A., Ph.D., Instructor in Physics; Arthur H. Benner, B.S. in E.E., M.S., Ph.D., Instuctor in Physics. "(^f II men miufia/li^ Jesi/ie k heu/, iui w!iai Joes ^mwm(^e amil wiilimi i/ie jeafi ej ^ea?'' The new statue of St. John Baptist de LaSalle standing between the Library and Col- lege Hall is an inspiration to Christian teachers. Dr. Berger displays keen interest with a student's problem during a physics class. Moderator of the Sigma Beta Kappa Fraternity, Brother Damian appears to be enjoying himself at a fraternity ^'social." KNOWLEDGE IS RECEIVED Top Row: A. V. Berger-Voesendorf, J.D., J.U.D., Visit- ing Professor in Economics; William J. Binko'wski, M.A., Assistant Professor of History; Vincent D. Bradley, B.A., B.S., Instructor in Finance; Victor D. Brooks, D.Ed., Instructor in Psychology; Franklin W. Burch, M.A., Instructor in History; Hatton Burke, M.A., In- structor in English. Bottom Row: Martin L. Burke, B.S., L.L.B., Instructor in Business Law; Joseph M. Carrio, B.A.S., Assistant Professor of Spanish; Casimir Ciesla D., R.E.L., P.O.L., Assistant Professor of Economics; C, Richard Cleary, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Government; John A. Clement, Jr., B.A., L.L.B., Instructor in Business Law; Bro. E Clementian, F.S.C., M.A., Assistant Pro- fessor of English. K^BA HQ «?■ t^\v 11 y Top Roiv: John F. Connors, M.A., Instructor in Sociol- ogy; Vincent Cooke, M.A., Instructor in Industry; Rob- ert J. Courtney, M.A., Assistant Professor of Govern- ment; Joseph E, Crowley, B.A., L.L.B., Instructor in Economics and Industry; Michael DeAngelis, M.S., Assistant Professor of Accounting; Domenico A. Di- Marco, Litt.D., Instructor in Italian. Bottom Roiv! Rev. John T, Dittoe, O.P., B.A., St.Ll., S.T.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy; Francis J. Donahoe, Ph.D., Instructor in Physics; Ugo Donini, M.A., Associate Professor of History; John M. Dronson, M.B.A., Instructor in Economics; Chester Dudziaz, B.S. in E.E., Instructor in Mathematics; Joseph C. Eckert, B.S., Instructor in Accounting, FROM THE LEARNED Top Kotv: Bro. M. Edward, F.S.C., Litt.M., Associate Professor of Chemistry; Bro. Dominic Edwin, F.S.C., M.A., Instructor in French; Bro. E. Felix, F.S.C., M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics; George G. Fellmeth, Grad. Engineer, Instructor in Industry; James W. Finegan, M.A., Instructor in English; Eugene Fitz- gerald, M.A., Instructor in Philosophy. Bottom Rotv: Herbert A. Fleck, 1st Lt. USA, B.A., Assistant Professor of Military Science; Joseph F. FIu- bacher, M.A., Ed.D., Professor of Economics; Bro. Felix Francis, F.S.C.; Bro. G. Francis, F.S.C., M.A., Instructor in English; Joseph F. Gabriel, B.A., M.A., Instructor in English; William F. Garrity, M.B.A., Instructor in Accounting. where did it go? Tom Murphy is waiting for a ball that never came as basketball coach Jim Pollard smashes it out of the infield during last year's Junior-Faculty Softball tilt. Senior George Harkins can't jump high enough to block a shot by Mr. John Rooney in the Senior-Faculty basket- ball game. I A TEACHER IS A FORMULATOR Top Row: Harry J. Gibbons, B.S., Instructor in Ac- counting; Bernard B. Goldner, M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Industry; Francis E. Greene, M.B.A., L.L.D., Ph.D., Instructor in Economics; Francis J. Guerin, B.S., C.P.A., Assistant Professor of Accounting; John A. Guischard, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of French; Max E. Guzikowski, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Bottom Row: Paul Hafey, B.A., Instructor of Govern- ment; Charles A. J. Halpin, Jr., M.A., L.L.B., Assistant Professor of Industry; E. Francis Hanlon, B.A., In- structor in English; Howard L. Hannum, B.A., M.A., Instructor in English; John L. Harbison, M.A., Instruc- tor in Government; Rev. R. Mark Heath, O.P., B.A., B.S., S.T.L., S.T.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Re- ligion and Philosophy. mk ^'4ii Li Top Rou>: Rev. Thomas L. Hebert, A. A., B.A., L.L.B., S.T.B., S.T.L., Ph.B., Ph.L., Assistant Professor of So- ciology and Psychology; John F. Hemminger, SFC, U.S.A., Instructor in Military Science; James J. Henry, M.A., Profesjor of Finance; Richard T. Hoar, M.A., Lecturer in Philosophy; George G. Hoeberg, B.S. in E.E., M.S., Instructor in Mathematics; Roland Holroyd, B.A., M.A., Sc.D., Ph.D., Professor of Biology. Bottom Koiu: Robert E, Jenkinson, M.S., Instructor in Physics; Bro. D. John, F.S.C., M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Asso- ciate Professor of Physics; Bro. F. Joseph, F.S.C., M.A., Assistant Professor of German; Bro. G. Joseph, F.S.C., M.A., Professor of Physics; Bro. G. Jude, F.S.C., M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Latin, Greek, and the Classics; Bro. J. Damian, F.S.C., M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics, OF CHARACTER Top Row: Walter J. Kaiser, B.S., C.P.A., Assistant Professor of Accounting; Charles Kelly, M.A., Assistant Professor of English; John J. Kienan, B.A., Instructor in English; Claude F; Koch, B.S., M.A., Assistant Pro- fessor of English; Raymond Ksiazek, B.A., Instructor in Biology; Robert F. Lavelle, B.A., L.L.D., Instructor in Business Law. Bottom Row: Bro. Eliphus Lewis, F.S.C., M.A., M.E.D., Assistant Professor of History; Bro. E. Lewis, F.S.C., M.A., Instructor in Religion; Bro. G. Lewis, F.S.C., M.A., Sc.D., L.L.D., Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics; Bro. E. Louis, F.S.C., M.A., Assistant Professor of Spanish; John Lukacs, M.A., Ph.D., Lecturer in History; John F. Malloy, Jr., B.S., M.A., Instructor in Sociology. Brother Mark, in front of his mathematics class, tells the about the Math major who was short-changed in a restaurant. Equally facile at cutting-a-rug as a cake, Walt Krau and wife show how it*s done at the Junior Prom. "IN ORDER TO TEACH WELL, MORE MUST BE LEARNED BY THE Top Row: Martin P. Marion, M.S., Instructor in Mathe- matics; Bro. E. Mark, F.S.C., M.A., Instructor in Physics; Joseph G. Markman, B.S., Instructor in Ac- counting; John B. Martin, Capt., U.S.A., B.A., Assistant Professor of Military Science; Dennis J. McCarthy, M.A., Assistant Professor of History; Daniel J. Mc- Cauley, B.A., L.L.B., Instructor in Business Law. Bottom Row: Joseph P. Mooney, M.A., Instructor in Economics; Edwin E. More, B.S. in E.E., Instructor in Industry; Joseph L. Moran, M.A., Instructor in English; Edward J. Morris, Maj., U.S.A., B.A., Associate Pro- fessor of Military Science; E. Russell Naughton, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Eugene J. O'Donnell, B.A., Instructor in Physics. Top Ron: John J. O'Donnell, B.S., C.P.A., Instructor in Accounting; Frederick Patka, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology; Bro. E. Patrick, F.S.C., M.A., Assistant Professor of English; Bro. E. Paul, F.S.C., Ivl.A., Assistant Professor of Spanish; Bro. Gavin Paul, F.S.C., M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology; Robert W. Pearson, M.S., Instructor in Mathematics. Bottom Ron: John S. Penny, M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology; Charles P. Perkins, B.A., M.A., Instructor in English; Brother D. Philip, F.S.C., M.A., M.B.A., Instructor in Accounting; Bro. G. Raymond, F.S.C., M.S., Associate Professor of Chemistry; John R. Reynolds, SFC, U.S.A., Instructor in Military Science; Charles H. Rice, Maj., U.S.A., B.A., Assistant Professor of Military Science. TEACHER THAN HE HAS FORMALLY TO IMPART TO THE PUPIL." Top Roiv: Joseph A. Rider, M.A., Instructor in Ac- counting; Augustine J. Rieffel, B.S., L.L.B., Instructor in Business Law; William N. Ritchie, B.S., Instructor in Industry; Bro. G. Robert, F.S.C., M.A., Assistant Professor of English; Daniel J. Rodden, M.F.A., Assist- ant Professor of English; John J. Rooney, M.A., Assist- ant Professor of Psychology. Bottom Rou: Robert J. Rowland, B.S., M.A., Lecturer in Education; Thomas J. Ryan, Jr., M.B.A., Instructor in Accounting; Rev. William J. Sailer, M.A., S.T.B., Ph.D., Director of Music; Henry J. Schneider, Ph.D., Instructor in Chemistry; Rev. George P. Shugrue, O.S.F.S., M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Basil W. Simmons, M, Sgt. U.S.A., Instructor in Mili- tary Science. Top Row: John C. Singer, B.A., Instructor in Insur- ance; Harold Staras, M.S., Ph.D., Instructor in Mathe- matics; Cornelius F. Sullivan, M.A., Instructor in Eco- nomics; Peter J. S'weeney, M.B.A., Instructor in Accounting; George Swoyer, M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Marketing; Paul K. Taylor, M.S., Ph.D., Instructor in Mathematics. Bottom Rotv: Robert D. Teasdale, B.S. in E.E., M.S., Ph.D., L.L.D., Instructor in Physics; Bro. D. Thomas, F.S.C., M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Religion; Vance M. Trueblood, M.A., Instructor in Marketing; Stephen A. Ucherek, Lt. Col., U.S.A., B.A., Professor of Military Science and Tactics; John O. Van Hook, B.S., Ph.D., Instructor in Industry; Walter Van Stan, Jr., B.A,, Instructor in English, "<Jj jnm wi/i fieceive jifK^jii fieaa wm BBBBBI^^^BII^^^^Hf >*« 4 In pedagogic posture Brother Edw^ard of Mary utilizes Visual aid to clear up a problem in Organic Chemistry. "EDUCATION PROVIDES A PERSON WITH THE MEANS OF ATTAINING MATURITY. 1 » Top Row: Bro. D. Vincent, F.S.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology; Anthony J. Waltrich, B.S., Instructor in English; Frank J. Wetzler, M.A., Assist- ant Professor of German. Bottom Row: Mclvin F. Woods, B.A., Instructor in Finance; Frank Wroblewski, M/Sgt., U.S.^., Instructor in Military Science; Walter F. Zenner, B.A.^iItkstructor in Sociology; Peter Zuk, M/Sgt., U.S.A., Instructor in Military Science. 19 ACTIVITIES ''^^ jny jtafii weii; mind wnai jmu mi aimi; Xam laiinjuliij in J^i^ vinei^mJ, J will ie An inspiring lecture given by Bro. D, Vincent at the second annual "You and Marriage" series was received with extreme interest by the many couples. Father Mark Heath, 0,P., College Chaplain, presents a spiritual dissertation at an outdoor religious function sponsored by the Benilde Club. Such an affair typifies the productions emitted by campus organizations. ^^ii: A^M S.-/ ,: STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council, under the leadership of President Jack Lombard, did a masterful job in fulfilUng its purpose of unifying student-faculty efforts. The Executive Board, composed of oflS- cers from campus organizations, and the newly created Residence Hall Council, have been inval- uable assets to the Student Council in reahzing the amiable unification of the entire student body. Answering a plea from an alum- nus on duty in Korea, La Salle students flooded the Library Lounge "with . last year's jackets and forgotten suits. These three determined gentlemen made use of every cubic inch, trying to make the ROK winter a bit easier for a fe^w people. •^^^^S!lP"\^ Student Council prexy. Jack Lombard, received the letter which initiated the "Person-to-Person" clothing drive. Looking like a haberdasher checking inventory. Jack found this to* be a different sort of craming. Lt. Bob Schaeffer, past editor of the Collegian, in a subsequent letter expressed the appreciation of the recipients "which made this effort worthwhile. ^^: ^Ji^ The Student Council progressed ■without flaw due to the determined efforts of the elected officers of the organization, (1. to r.), Paul Cundy (secretary), Frank Blatcher (treasurer), Jack Lombard (p dent), and Bob Rogers (vice-president). 22 1 Forming the body of the Student Council are: (seated) Bob Freisem, Sherman Everlof, Jack Lombard (presi- dent), Bro. D. Augustine (moderator), Bob Rogers, Pete Pino; (second row) John Capola, Dave Spratt, Tom Murphy, Frank Blatcher, Jim McDonald, Bob Ganter, Paul Cundey; (top row) Jack Gallagher, Anthony Pressens, Jack Hellman, Tom Cunningham, Jerry Cain, and Bill Kelly. The annual Blue and Gold Ball, sponsored by the Student Council, is the largest social dance of the year. The dance committee shown w^ith their guests are: (I. to r.), John Pompa, Anthony Pressens, Dave Imschweiler, Bob Rogers (General Chairman), Paul Cundey, Ed Devlin, Dave Spratt, and Jim McDonald. EXECUTIVE BOARD Laboratory scenes, such as the one show^n, "were on the agenda for the visitors who attended the third annual Open House sponsored by the Executive Board. The captains of the Executive Board are: (1. to r.) Jesse Atkins (secretary), Sherman Everlof (president), Bro, D, Augustine (moderator), Bob Simard (vice-president), and Joe O'Grady (treasurer) . The Executive Board was successful in its duty of creating cooperation between campus organizations. The annual La Salle College Open House visualized the Board's efforts. Members of the Executive Board are: (1. to r.) Frank Montague, Ed. Miller, Joe Di Berardino, Pete Pino, Jesse Atkins, Bill Bickley, John Dever, Bob Simard, Bro. D. Augustine (moderator), Sherman Everlof, Henry Di Vincent, Nick Dienna, John Grablewski, Joe Sanquilli, Tom Lynch, Harry Friel, and Joe O'Grady. 24 The members of the Student Congress take time out from their night session. The Congress consists of four officers and elected representatives from each class. The units of the organization are the Constitution Committee, the Policy Committee, and the Membership Committee. STUDENT CONGRESS The Student Congress of the Evening Division, formed in 1949, acts as the official representative of the student body to the faculty and adminis- tration. The purpose of the Congress is to culti- vate, promote, and manage all extra-curricular affairs; to promote the general welfare of the students and of La Salle College; and to act as an advisory body between the students and the administration. Officers of the Student Congress grant the flo Mr. Keating. Seated (1. to r.) are: Mr. Potenza Larkin, Mr. Adler, and Mr. Lance. THE COLLEGIAN Interest centers on Al Butrym, Collegian Editor- in-chief, as he maps the strategy for a forthcom- ing issue of the school's newspaper. Adhering to the tradition of changing stalffs at mid-term, Editor-in-chief Alexander Butrym (left) congratulates Junior John Gall on acquir- ing the editorship of the Collegian. An amusing bit of sports copy appears to be unfolding from columnist Jim Dougherty's type- writer by the facial expressions of the other Collegian staff members. The responsibility for the weekly appearance of the 195 5-5 6 Collegian fell to Alexander Butrym. The paper not only serves as a workshop for stu- dents interested in journalism but acts as a vehicle for disseminating information to the student body. Dr. J. L. Rafter and Ted Bronson, former columnist for the Collegian and a 195 5 graduate of La Salle, who is the current public relations man for the College, served as moderators of the paper over the past year. By-lines from Bill Bickley, Jack McDevitt, Jim Dougherty, Tom Devlin, and Norb Moser, to mention a few, added invaluable interest and zest to the columns of the eight page weekly. 26 The consistent and interesting productions of the Collegian ■were sparked by a competent staff. Members of the school paper are: (seated) Jim Pennestri (Business Manager), Joe Kane (Associate Editor), Larry McGuire (Sports Editor), Alexander Butrym (Editor-in-chief), John Gall (News Editor), Norb Moser, and Tom Adams; (second row) Bill Bickley, Dan Gallagher, Nick Dienna, Dennis Welsh, Bob Jones, Dave Bessel- man, and Jack McDevitt; (top row) Jim Dougherty, Jack Breza, Dick Coulson, Bob Lydon, and John Grablewski. -Operation: Person 10 ^^^^^^^^ "!I,R"i'?"^5"'"^"^ Times-Al least '""'""'"""' Clothes Collections Commence Monday fym Tjles Oitr «l Slrol, (»,,„ Ctwugej Conlrnu; ^ "* '•"• *^''«."<'<" ttlalsKSonftaSi a farLt Dane: Opens Social Season Friday Jigh, Sociology Club members and moderator Mr. John Connors (seated, third from left). SOCIOLOGY CLUB The purpose of the Sociology Club is to better understand the problems and causes of social dis- tress confronting the modern world. Field trips, discussions and individual case studies serve as the tools for the accomplishment of this worthwhile function. PI DELTA PHI Since the inauguration of the Alpha Psi Chap- ter of Pi Delta Phi was established on the campus in 1951, the society has flourished and grown into a tremendously successful organization. The purpose of the society is to foster a wider knowledge of, and a greater love for the contribu- tions of France to world culture. Fraternity Officers Bob Simard, Vincent Serfilippo, and Ronald Gendaszek uphold the activities of Phi Delta Phi, the French Honor Society. 28 EDUCATION SOCIETY The Education Society was founded on campus in order to promote an interest in teachers' prob- lems, to foster ideals of professional ethics, and to increase the opportunity for professional de- velopment through organized contacts with teachers currently engaged in the teaching pro- fession. Leading educators in the Philadelphia area addressed the club at monthly meetings.- The Circolo La Salliano members. CIRCOLO LA SALLIANO Mr. DeMarco (left), chats with club office DiBerardino. oderator of the Italian Club, Pete Pino (center) and Joe Members of the Education Society are: (seated) Nick Dienna, Harry Friel, Jack Breza; (stand- ing) Jiin Campbell, Joe Woll, Bob Clark, John Volz, John Seitz, Charlie Greenberg and Jim Pennestri. In keeping with its socio-academic aims, the Circolo La Salliano (better known as the Italian Club) conducts various social programs, and offers cultural opportunities to all the students at La Salle College interested in Italian art, music and literature. Day school members of Le Cercle Claudel, the French Club, moderated by Dr. John Guischard. LE CERCLE CLAUDEL The French Club, under the supervision of Dr. John Guischard, promotes an interest among the students of La Salle College in the people, institu- tions, literature, art and civilization of France. Fine plays, spoken entirely in French, were pre- sented regularly during the past few years. The newly initiated series of Music Appreciation Hours developed into the biggest "during hours activity" on campus. The social highlight of this year pre- sented by the energetic French Club was the "Night in Paris" dance. There are two divisions of Le Cercle Claudel, one in the day school and the other in the night school. The Evening Division members of Le Cercle Claudel. 30 History Club members shown are: (seated) John Galloway, Bob Jones, Mr. Ugo Donini, Jim Campbell, and Nick Dienna; (standing) Ed Gibbons, Joe Sanquilli, Ted Walczak, Frank Healy, John Volz, John Burke, John Tucker, and John Pettit. HISTORY CLUB Mr. Ugo Donini (center), History Club moderator, scans a documentary book with officers Jim Campbell (left) and Bob Jones. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB Officers of the International Relations Club are: (1. to r.) John Grablewski (president) , Bill Henhoeffer (vice- president), and John Tucker (secre- tary-treasurer). Members of the International Relations Club are: (seated) John Grablewski, Mr. Robert Courtney (moderator), and John Tucker; (standing) Jim Camp- boJU frank- HeaJy.^ Al Butrym^ -Biil Henhoeffer, John Galloway, Bob Jones, and Lamont Cranston. Gathered around Sports Edi- tor Nick Dienna are Jim Dougherty, Larry Maguire and Joe Kane. With scissors and pencil they Tvent through mountains of photos and sta- tistics to compile their sec- tion, a sailent feature of the Explorer. Managing the entire project was Joe O'Grady, as Editor- in-Chief. A facility for ad- ministrating and a stickler for details, Joe's stewardship united the staff's sundry ideas and reduced them to a comprehensive "whole. THE 1956 EXPLORER The 1956 Explorer began functioning early in 195 5 with the appoint- ment of Joseph O'Grady as Editor-in-Chief. Since that day, Joe has worked with his staff to make the Annual a success. The myriad problems of composition, makeup and administration involved in publishing a yearbook are only fully appreciated when confronted. The Explorer staff solved these formidable problems with skill and dexterity. Through the past months, the major proposition in the minds of the staff was that a yearbook should serve as a record of college life and the outstanding events of the year. The conclusion, a successful yearbook, proceeded from the efforts of such men as Joe O'Grady, Tom Murphy, Jack Grablewski, Nick Dienna, Jim Breen and many others. During a relatively inactive moment a few days before the deadline, stafiF members submit final reports. Joe O'Grady's wit failed to disturb the contemplative Ted Miller, typing the faculty section. Jim Dougherty, in the background, convinces Bill Bickley on a last minute change. Editor Tom Murphy happily agrees with cohort Ted Miller's handling of his section. Tom's able man- aging of the Editorial Depart- ment proved to be indispensable during the days leading to pub- lication. Bringing in the wherewithal, Business Manager Jack Grablewski relied heavily on a cooperative class as his staff. Recording a few last subscribers. Jack smilingly balances the books. Photography Editor Karl Wrightman made the Explorer click picture-w^ise. Believing a picture is worth a thousand words, quiet Karl made professional selection of material. Brother Clementian, F.S.C., Explorer moderator, in his unmatched tranquil com- posure, directed the policy of the yearbook staff by his years of experience in the £eld. Meeting the deadline with a smile is the Explorer staff: Joe Kane, Nick Dienna, Bill Bickley, Jack Grablewski, John Volz, Tom Murphy, Pete Pino, Ted Miller and Tom Noone. In the rear are Jim Dougherty, Bob Jones and Al Butrym. Presiding at the desk is Joe O'Grady. GAVEL SOCIETY Members of this year's Gavel group are, seated, Peter Walsh, Secretary; William Henhoeffer, President; and Lawrence McAllee, Treasurer. In the back row are Frank Truczukowski, James O'Halloran, Hugh Logan, Vin- cent Konen, Joe Murphy and Harry Bradley. PSYCHOLOGY CLUB The Psychology Club offers an oppor- tunity to consider the problems of psychology more extensively than do the required courses but -without the emphasis on technical aspects required of psychology majors. In the quad- rangle, Mr. Rooney, 'moderator, dis- cusses member-subject's reactions, Tvhile Bob Rogers, president, offers criticism. The Gavel Society exists at La Salle College for the general purpose of drawing together all those men who are interested in argumentation and de- bate and for the specific purpose of providing membership for the intercollegiate debating teams representing the College. The society is nationally prominent and has been highly successful in inter- collegiate matches. THE MASQUE ^} "^ Masque members in the auditorium are: 1st row, Dick Cavanaugh, John Pompa, Joe Kane, Ed Bresnan, John McCrane, Hank DeLuca, Dick Coulson, Jules Budny, and Jack Lombard; 2nd row, John Carney, Ed Fernandez- Cierra, Ed Reading, Jerry Loesch, Ed Langdon, John Larkin and Cle Feeney; 3rd row, Tom Wynne, Joe Murphy, Dave Immschweiler, Joe Valee, Frank Montague, Jim McCrane, and Ed Stein. The Masque Officers and Board of Governors are shown in nonchalant pose. In the first row, left to right.'are John Pompa, Joe Kane, John Mcfrane, Ed Bresnan and Hank De Luca; second row, Dick Cavanaugh, Dick Coulson, Jules Budny, Clem Feeny, John Carney and Jack Lombard. Try-outs for The Caine Mutiny are presided over by Mr. Rodden with an insight that tells in the final result. Selections proved difficult from the large group that answered the call. Casting John McCrane, on Mr. Rodden's left, as the Captain of the Caine, assured a dramatic success. The La Salle College Theatre, better known as the Masque, followed its tradition of bringing fine entertainment to students and friends by presenting two Broadway hits: The Cainc Mutiny and South Pacific. Masque President, Jack Lombard, can proudly match the successful theatrical "double-header" of his tenure with any in La Salle's history. Compliments and praise were well deserved for Mr. Dan Rodden, moderator, for his direction of both shows. In dress rehearsal for the Caine, Clem Feeny cross-examines -witness McCrane before Bill McCaffrey's Board adjudicating the case. Prosecutor Hank DeLuca listens attentively, while defendant Dick Cavanaugh seems to give up the ship. 37 The most recent production of the Brothers' Dramatic Club was the play "Stalag 17." The show centers about a German prison camp. Brother Ronald (right) portrayed a German spy and Brother Bernardine (left rear) played the soldier who uncovered the plot. BROTHERS' DRAMATIC CLUB A dramatics club in a Brothers' Scholasticate serves several purposes. The chief of these is recreational. Productions of plays, variety shows, and revues provide many evenings of enjoyment to the whole community. While staging plays the Brothers gain skill in the allied arts of lighting, make-up, and scenery. Later they will put these skills to use as moderators of school dramatic clubs. Another production this year Tvas the one act play "Gold Feathers." Brother George Paul (left) played a happy-go-lucky naval air cadet, while Brother Gerard Ronald was another cadet who was almost ""washed out." Brother Francis De Sales as "Stosh" tries un- successfully to rid the barracks of "that crumb Sefton," the German spy, while Brothers Bar- tholomew and Karl attempt to quell the dis- order. r \ i The AED group is, (1. to r.) 1st row, Bro. Christopher, moderator; Hank DeVincent, Len Thompkins, AI Strohlein; 2nd row, Andrew Holo-winsky, Frank Sterling, Paul Schneider, Dave Torpey; 3rd ro-w, Dick Monihan, Bob Rogers, Joe Pappano, Joseph Koehler; 4th row, Joe Pintimalli, Bob Romaine, Jim Thomas, Charles Moloney; and last row. Bill Smith, Joe Peditto and Ray Vivacqua, The AED is the Pennsylvania Delta chapter of the National Pre-Medical Society. The primary goal of the fraternity is to encourage excellence in pre-medical scholarship. The Chapter's activi- ties include meetings where subjects of interest are discussed and lectured on by qualified men in the medical profession. ALPHA EPSILON DELTA Moderator Bro. ChristopKer ■with the officers of this year's AED group: Hank DeVincent, President; Len Thompkins, Historian; AI Strohlein, Secretary; Joe Peditto, Treasurer; and Ray Vivacque, Vice-President. ■i p */ ..; Ji ■;: ^^^ w'^Ki^n ^\ t ^ R ^^ VP^^'^^v Vr ■■ 1^' ~' fm FABRICAN SOCIETY The Fabrician Society is an organization of stu- dents interested in the biological sciences. Orig- inating on the La Salle campus in 193 3, the Society has grown and succeeded in forming a chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Delta. With aims similar to those of the fraternity, lectures, medical papers and socials are among the numerous activities of the biologists. Fabrician Society ofiScers are: (1. to r.) Joe Kohler, Frank Troilo, Tony Battaglia, and (seated) Sherman Everlof. Members of the Fabrician Society. College Glee Club members are: front row, Jim Walsh (secretary), Bill Hall (president), and John GuUiford (treasurer); second row, Bob Ronco, Carl Brown, Don Petrilli, Joe Egan, Henry Zekanis; third row. Bob Lowery, Al Alfano, George Weckerly, Bob Molczan, Ray Giove, John Lee, Dave Beebe; last row, Charlie Wahl, Ron Connors, John Pompa, Dan Home, Dick Corbett, Tom Beckett, and Bob Haley. COLLEGE GLEE CLUB BROTHERS' GLEE CLUB Pictured left below, is the Anselm Hall Glee Club, under the direction of Brother Declan Kenneth, '5 5. Besides singing at periodic community entertainments, the Glee Club presents a program of Christmas Carols each year at St. Joseph's Hospital and at the Jenkintown branch of Strawbridge's. Below right, the Kinsmen, the Brothers' orchestra for popular and semi- classical music. In the picture are, left to right, Brother Ed- mund Pius, Brother Eric Leo, Brother Damian Philip, Brother Denis James, Brother Declan Malachy, Brother Declan Kenneth, Brother Gerard Ronald, and at the piano. Brother Dominic of Mary, Chymian Society members CHYMIAN SOCIETY officers of the Chymian Society shown with their moderator, Dr. Earth (right). In 1949, the Chymian Society was established on the La Salle campus for the purpose of fostering a greater interest in the field of chemistry and re- lated subjects. The society has since become a chapter of the Student Affihates of the American Chemical Society, a national organization, and a member of the Philadelphia Area Student Chemi- cal Association, a group of the colleges in this area which ofFer degrees in chemistry. NEWTONIAN SOCIETY Members of the Newtonian Society. The Newtonian Society is an academic organi- zation devoted to the interests of students in the physical sciences. The purpose of the Society is to promote the study and appreciation of physics both academically and as a vocation among the students of La Salle. The social activities of the Newtonian Society are usually held in conjunction with other campus organizations as well as with inter-collegiate groups; field trips, discussions, lectures and motion pictures highlight the varied functions of the academic year. \ EVENING DIVISION SCIENCE CLUB Officers of the Evening Division Science Club. During the past year, Brother Paul, Dean of the Evening Division, was approached by students who felt that a Science Club should be inaugurated to supplement the various science courses offered. The outcome was the Evening Division Science Club, which attempts to integrate various class material by guest speakers, films and discussions. Accounting Association members of the Day School ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATION The Accounting Association whose aim is to foster better relations among accounting students and promote greater interest in the accounting profession, had for its president this year Peter Finnegan. Other officers were Frank Trent, Gerald Bowers, and Joseph Antal. The Association in co-operation with three other clubs promote and present the Annual SIAM Dance, the focal point of the second semester. Members of the Accounting Association of the Evening Division. Officers of the Day School Accounting Association. The members of the Industrial Relations Commission of the Day School pose with their moderator, Mr. Charles E. Halpin. V V* V Day School Commission Officers: Mr. Charles Halpin, stand- ing (moderator), Mr. Lee Morton (treasurer), Mr. John Palembas (president), and Mr. Richard Nolan (secetary). The members of the Evening Division of the Commission find time between classes to have this picture taken "with the Commission's moderator, Mr. Halpin. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION The Industrial Relations Commission was founded in 1954, and immediately added to the extra-curricular life of the business majors. The Commission initiated a lecture program which brought to the La Salle College campus many of the leaders in the field of management and union- ism. In the past year, the Evening Division stu- dents formed their own division of the club, thus enabling the entire college to profit from the activities of the combined and larger club. Both groups are under the capable direction of Mr. Charles Halpin, the club's moderator. Members of the Day School Marketing Association Officers of the Marketing Association are shown in ■with Mr. George Swoyer, moderator (third from left) The Marketing Association, under the direct guidance of Mr. George Swoyer, has a two-fold purpose: first, to foster an interest in the field of Marketing; and second, to promote high ethical standards within the field. Their primary purpose is accomplished by inviting to the college well- known authorities to present lectures and to direct discussion groups; while the secondary one is ful- filled by presenting Catholic ethical principles in the light of modern economic life, proving that the business man can be both successful and ethical. Evening Division members of the Marketing Association. MARKETING ASSOCIATION The Evening School formed the Marketing As- sociation during the 195 3-54 school year, and since that time has cooperated with the Day School Association in the promotion of their mutual pur- poses. Many lecture and social affairs were arranged through the combined effort of the leaders of both groups in such a way that the members of the entire association were able to attend and enjoy these functions. The members of the Society for the Advancement of Management manage to smile for their yearbook picture even though it was taken during the week of semester exams. Gathered around Dr. Goldner are the officers of the SAM: (I. to r.) John Wall (secretary), Thomas D'Arcy (treasurer), George Cooper (vice-president), and Paul James (president). SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MANAGEMENT The members of the Evening Division of SAM pose for their picture after leaving one of Dr. Goldner's interest- ing classes. ALPHA PHI OMEGA Members of the APO are hidden workers who accomphsh so much and receive so httle credit for many of the activities that take place on the campus. This small group was primarily respon- sible for the huge success of the "You and Marriage Series," which was directly sponsored by the NFCCS, the Freshman Formal, the Day Student's Retreat, and many more. The list of their activities is endless; and thus, the members of Alpha Phi Omega fulfill their primary purpose — service. This Fraternity, which began on the La Salle Campus as a petitioning group in the Fall of 1954, received its official charter on May 17, 195 5. In the past year, they have enlarged their services under the leadership of Milton Miller and his competent officers. APO officers Ed Miller, Herb Keilman, Tony Catalan!, Jin McGovern, Jack Sechler, and Joe Kelly. Two members of the Fraternity are supervising the elections of Student Council. Tom Wynne and Alex Butrym (both stand- ing) can testify to the faithfulness of the members of the Fraternity. Members of APO are: (1. to r.) front ro'sv, Mike Pilla, Herb Keilman, Milton Miller, Anthony Catalani, and Jack Sechler; second row, William Lee, John Gall, Paul Santella, Edward Garr, George Elishewski, Joe Kelly, and Mike Hayduck; top row, Paul Geib, Jim McGovern, John Burke, Bill Kopec, Bob Ganter, Frank Magnan, Mike Dybicz, John Bengough, and Tom Cunningham. tJ^vt t t, t t J , ., ~^ •-*-*, '^ J .^-«-.. ^■4>_ , i. '. "ini Moderator, officers, and members of the Caisson Club. CAISSON CLUB The Senior member.s of the Caisson Club meet in one of the Battery Day Rooms during their visit to Fort Sill. The meeting was held to elect a president of the club. Jesse Atkins, a New Jersey man, got the nod. Dick Lee, singing many of his hit tunes, thrilled the three hundred couples at the Military Ball -with his performance. Mr. Lee "was appearing at Sciolla's on the night of the Military Ball and accepted an invita- tion extended by the Caisson Club. The Caisson Club is an organization sponsored by the Reserve Officer's Training Corps. Its purpose is threefold: to maintain a high stand- ard of mihtary education in school, to encour- age and foster the essential qualities of good and efficient officers, and to promote friendship and good fellowship among the cadets. The Club sponsors the Annual Military Ball and other social and business functions for members of the R.O.T.C. Membership in this Club is limited to outstanding students in the second year basic course and the advanced course. The Caisson Club also presents the Outstanding Class Awards to those members of each class who fulfill the highest ideals of the Military Service. The officers of NFCCS are: (1. to r.) Joseph Harris (secretary), Peter Pino (president), Thomas Cunningham (vice-president) and James McDonald (treasurer). NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CATHOLIC COLLEGE STUDENTS The National Federation of Catholic College Students is an organization whose purpose is to acquaint students with their responsibility to the student and post-college communities and to con- tribute to Catholic leadership. Operating through a series of National and Regional Commissions, NFCCS coordinates and directs activities in such fields as Interracial Jus- tice, Mariology, the Press, Family Life, Inter- national Relations, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Industrial Relations, Liturgy, and others. NFCCS is one of the groups which fulfills the papal definition of Cathohc Action. Members of the NFCCS and their moderator. Brother D. Augustine, F.S.C. '• ""' "=■""" '=•■"^1/ Uf. c»„„i„. presents Six Lenten Lecto "YOU AND MARRIAGE T^'s ticket admits two Sundays 7;30 P.M. PS'-sons to all lectures. Student Lounge One Dollar '"'• ''*'' S'-^'sy m Courtship Panel Discussion ^-- *♦". Ho„. Hepp;„... , „..,, °'- ^""i" P- Oulndlen ^-- '3th. Money MeH.r. ^;- & Mrs. Dennis Clerk John McDermott ^-^CH,0.CI.,-M...^,,,^,„^ Mary Lewis CoaHey ^-- 27,h. Morelity « Merr;.,. Pa- James Cummlskey ''■ '''■ *='"'•;-«", You. Ho„. P"- Edoer Schmledeler Last year NFCCS sponsored ike first annual "You and Marriage" series. The talks presented were inspiring as -nrell as comprehensive. • © oo This picture portrays a small portion of the young men and ■women who at- tended the lectures which Tvere held in the Library Lounge and which were open to all w^ho w^ished to attend. Most of the Catholic colleges in the Phila- delphia area were well represented. Mr. James McDonald prepares to introduce Brother Vin- cent, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, w^ho spoke on the "Psychology of the Sexes in Courtship," 51 Since the picture w^as taken on a drill day, the Fraternity Tvas able to demonstrate the influence of the R.O.T.C. in its membership. This group, the most active on campus, has been able to do much for La Salle. SIGMA BETA KAPPA Just nine short years ago a national Catholic organization known as the Gamma Chapter of Sigma Beta Kappa was formed on the La Salle campus. Since that time the SBK has grown into the most popular fraternal organization among the student body. The society is devoted to the development of character and campus leadership on the basis of a strong, sense of Christian morality. Secondarily dedicated to the advancement of a sound program of Catholic Youth Welfare, the Fraternity accomplishes untold merit at the Saint John Orphanage. In the course of the school year, the SBK sponsors two major dances. The above is a scene from the "Thanks- giving Dance" which is held each year in order to gather funds for the Christmas party at Saint John's Or- phanage. Some of the Officers of the Fraternity sit with their moderator Brother Damian: (1. to r.) Edwin Stein (secre- tary), Frank Healy (vice-president), Len Tully (Orphanage Director), and Bill Thomas (Mardi Gras chairman). The primary purpose of the Sigma Beta Kappa Fra- ternity is to foster Cathohc Action. Gamma Chapter in 1948 proposed that the chapter fulfill this purpose by rendering services to the orphans of St. John's. Since that time the Fraternity brothers have devoted untold hours of toil so that they may bring into the little lives some rays of joy. It is most fitting that the climax of these activities would be the Annual Christmas Party. There Santa Claus is giving the orphans some of their presents. During the course of the evening the orphans -were given ice cream and candy. Some of the orphans are shown finishing their ice cream. :'M^*^ m' M\i 1 ' \** K^'i ♦a* V^ The members of the Benilde Club pose with their officers. BENILDE GLEE CLUB The Benilde Club seeks to aid those who believe they may have a vocation or who are interested in hearing of the formation and works of the various religious orders that compose the clergy of the Catholic Church. The activities of the club set a fine example for the entire student body; and the deep religious spirit that motivates it is mirrored by its membership. The Benilde Club Officers (left to right) : Ronald Gendaszek, James Meyer, Joseph Sanquilli, and Daniel Beebe. Jack Wall, Tom Shawdis, John Burke, Bob Ronco, and Presi- dent Bill Bickley represent the Praefectus Club. One of the smallest groups on Campus, they are undoubtedly one of the most active for their size. The Praefectus Club is an organization com- posed of student managers of athletic teams. Serv- ice for one year as an apprentice manager, main- tenance of a high level of scholarship and a keen desire to work for the good of La Salle are among the requirements for membership. The blue blazer and shield are the distinctive identification of the organization. PRAEFECTUS CLUB VARSITY CLUB The purpose of the Varsity Club is the organi- zation of the lettermen in a society to advance and improve varsity and intramural athletics, to stimulate student interest, and to support athletics. Tom McGowan presided Over this year's edition of the organization and was assisted by Vince Szymkowski, Paul Misura, and George Harkins. The members of the Varsity Club letter sweaters. L. e shown adorned in their ■well-deserved ^* 1*e C^ Varsity Club officers George Harkins, Tom McGowen (president), and Paul Misura passing the time of day on the campus Quadrangle. ATHLETICS an eveaymin^ aikna k myseij, w/iaH/i0u aii Jeint^ anJ w/iai m0u afii sayint^; ana atlieci my wnole inienikn U i/iis, iliai iliou maysi jiiease (/!4e alone, ana neime/i Jesi^e nsft see& anyM/n^ oui- siJe sf cMe. (Pna as jofi itie say/n^s sfi asin^s oj gims, juJt^e 0/ neM/n^ fiasniy, neUm cusy i/iyseii w/M M/n^s W csmmUkJ io i/iy cane, anaf Mug may // ie keu<^fi^ aleui Mai Meu s/taii ie We 0/t seiaom a/sh/tleJ. Explorer Sports: Since its founding La Salle has al'ways recognized the value of good clean athletic competition. The consequences of the "all work and no play" adage have al'ways been kept in mind as sports have supplemented the academic diet for Explorers through the years. The happy medium between athletics and studies has constantly been maintained w^ith the accent in any athletic contest being always on playing the game as a gentleman rather than on ■winning at any cost. Good sportsmanship and consideration for the other man have alw^ays been characteristic of La Salle athletes. They have w^on their share of honors. Mr. James J. Henry Director of Athletics: The coach of any athletic team is the man behind the athlete. And the man behind the coach is the Athletic Director. At La Salle this responsible position is filled very capably by a quiet spoken, devoted man who is both teacher and administrator. Mr. James J. Henry, always one to recognize the value of improving oneself, came to La Salle from Villanova, and has been serving Blue and Gold sports for more than 25 years, the last 2 1 of these in his present position as Director of Athletics. 57 BASKETBALL Won Lost Won Lost Won Lost Lost Won Won Lost Won Won BASKETBALL, 1955-56 Won 15, Lost 10 Millersville 88-72 Won Pennsylvania 69-5 8 Lost Seton Hall 96-6 3 Won Richmond 72-70 Lost Georgeto-wn 95-81 Lost Fordham 93-78 Muhlenberg Albright Niagara Lafayette Bradley San Francisco 79-62 Syracuse 75-72 St. John's 85-79 St. Joseph's 69-56 West Virginia 8 7-71 Won Villanova Syracuse 71-64 Won Dickinson Lost Villanova 76-73 Won Furman Lost Temple Won Muhlenberg Won Scranton Won West Chester 64-52 64-63 74-59 67-63 84-69 73-65 60-57 81-70 82-51 90-78 71-64 98-57 Trainer Mario Vettere proved in- valuable psychologically as "well as physically. Well-Iiked and aways in high spirits Mario keeps team morale high when opponent's scores tend that way. "None of that stuff now!" Coach Jim Pollard seems to be saying as assistant Frank O'Hara looks on. A former Ail-American at Stanford and an All-Pro selection -with the powerful Minneapolis Laker teams of recent years, the "Kangaroo Kid" guided the Explorers to a winning 15-10 season in his first fling at coaching. Jim, who o"wns a lifetime scoring aver- age of 13.1 as a Pro, said that he had "learned more basketball this season than any boy on the La Salle squad." A perfect gentleman at all times and very different in temperament from his predecessor, Jim is respected and admired by every player and looks forward to a fine season next year. Frank "Wacky" O'Hara, captain of the Explorers' 1954 NCAA championship team, did an excellent job as coach of the frosh as well as aiding Jim with the varsity. "Can I give you a band?" asks Muhlenberg's Clint Jeffries (3 6) as Franny O'Malley exhibits his "classic drive." The Mules' Bill Smith (45) comes over to lend one too. Despite a 24 point performance by Franny in this, the Explorers' Palestra opener, the Blue and Gold dropped a 69-5 8 decision. Later in the season, however, La Salle evened things up, defeating the highly-rated Mules on their home court, 81-70. Vp for this one. Bob Ames seems to be reaching for the ceiling of the Lincoln High gym with his right hand push shot against Albright's Riddell (21) as Mike DePaul (14) watches the action. All of the Explorers got into the act as they walloped the Lions, 96-63. "Don't shoot'. Don't shoot!" pleads 6'7" Tom Hemans (3 0) as Charley Singley lays one up against the NIT bound Niagara five at the Palestra. Watching intently are the Purple Eagles' Worosz (31) and Prechtl (32). The Explorers fought back valiantly from a 12 point deficit in this one but just missed, 72-70. .vf^4at»&;y "O.K., left handed!" says Frank Blatcher, scor- ing two of his fourteen points as the Explorers shot a sizzling 53% to down NIT entry Lafay- ette, 95-81, at the Palestra. Blow, Blotv, Blow the ball down! San Francisco's 6' 10" AU-Amerlcan Bill Russell (6) seems prepared to blow the ball out of bounds as soon as Franny O'Malley lets it go. The Explorers battled the nation's No. 1 team to a standstill for 34 minutes before succumbing to a late USF rally, 79-62. "This is called a jump shot, Bill," instructs Fran O'Malley as he buckets two of the 18 points he scored against the Dons. Bill Russell (6), Gene Brown (15), Bob Maples (14), and Al Lewis (5) pay strict attention while the Dons' Presseau (18) ignores the situation which took place in the Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden, \- ;.4 ' % -L jU^JJ i '/i^€ ^ 0t$ Frank Blatcher as he by-passes Vinr "Vm going to have a ball" she Cohen (41) of Syracuse. Frank collared 28 points in two games against the Orangemen as the Blue and Gold proved superior 7 5-72 in the Holiday Festival and later, 71-64, at the Palestra. Basket Hangers. Charley Greenberg (11), Fran O'Malley (4), and Wally Fredricks (9) leap for a rebound against St. Joseph's at the Palestra as the Hawks' Ray Radziszewski (18) and Kurt Engelburt (19) are caught flat-footed. How- ever, the Hawks, city champions to be, sneaked by 69-56 as the Explorers just couldn't get started. Dance, Ballerina, Dance! Frank Blatcher out- jumps 6'10" Lloyd Sharrar (24) of West Vir- ginia to share a rebound, flanked by the visitors' Vincent (15), Barnett (11), and AU-American "Hot Rod" Hundley (33). In one of their, best performances of the year the Explorers swamped the NCAA bound Mountaineers, 87-71, at the Palestra. 61 Squeeze Play, Al Lewis (5) is caught between two Pirates named Gallagher (4) and Gaines (9) as teammate Bob Maples (14) and another Buccaneer, Richie Long (23) look on. Bob and Al split 20 points between them but the Ex- plorers dropped a heartbreaker, 64-65, to Seton Hall, another NIT entry on the La Salle sched- ule, at the Palestra. "Oh, so that's how you do it!" remarks Pennsylvania's Earl Killian (19) as Fran O'Malley lays one up. Jerry Nensel (15) of Penn seems about to call it a night while Charlie Eltringham (18) takes time out from doing push-ups to -watch the shot. The Explorers waltzed past the Quakers, 64-52, at the Palestra. "Let go or take off your glasses," says Frank Blatcher to emphasize his point to Georgetown's Dale Smith (14). Despite their spirit of determination the Blue and Gold continued their habit of losing the close ones, bow- ing to the Hoyas in overtime, 67-63. Other Hoyas, Ken Pichette (17) and Joe Mis- sett (23), seem unwilling to argue the point as soph Ed Givnish (19), Fran O'Malley (4), and Bob Maples (14) stand by. Driving Lessons. Temple's abbreviated back- court duo of Guy Rodgers (5) and Hal Lear (6) pick up a few pointers from Bob Maples (14) as he glides past Owl Jay Norman (15) to notch a field goal. The Explorers, leading by nine points, failed to score in the final five minutes, enabling the nationally ranked and NCAA bound Owls to back in, 60-57. Between Rounds. A major factor in the Ex- plorers' loss to Temple w^as an injury to center Wally Fredricks in the last few minutes of the game. A stray Ow^l elbow made contact w^ith the La Salle center's left eye, bruising it seri- ously enough to cause him to leave the game. Here a physician applies medication as Trainer Mario Vettere and Ted Bronson lend assistance. Up J up J and away. Charlie Singley, a 12 point per- former, throws up a two pointer as Temple's "Tink" Van Patton (19) leaps fruit- lessly behind the shot. Owl co-captain "Hotsy" Reinfeld (17) grimaces as the Cherry and White seem headed for defeat, while Guy Rodgers ( 5 ) admires Charlie's form. so ^ ^ V 111 THE 195 5-56 EXPLORERS Front row, left to right: Charlie Singley, senior; Frank Blatcher, senior; Alonzo Lewis, junior; Tom Garberina, soph.; Fran O'Malley, senior, and Charlie Greenberg, senior. Second row, left to right: Ed Givnish, soph.; Bob Ames, senior; Charlie Eltringham, soph.; Wally Fredricks, junior; Bob Maples, senior; Jack Steele, soph.; Bill McGonigal, soph.; and Coach Jim Pollard. Soph. Gerry Grifiin w^as not present when picture w^as taken. Easy Does It. Charlie Singley tosses one in as Villa- nova's Jack Weissman w^aves to fans. Marty Milligan (behind Weissman) and Jimmie Smith (24) of Villa- nova give futile chase w^hile La Salle's Al Lewis (5) and Charlie Greenberg (11) w^atch confidently. The , Explorers, ahead throughout, breezed to a 71-64 decision over the not so Wildcats at the Palestra. Get that ball! AI Lewis battles with Villanova's Jack Weissman (15) for possession as Charlie Singley (10) comes up fast to help out. Explorer Bob Maples (14) and Wildcat Tom Brennan (32) express wonderment at the proceedings. Some poor shooting by the Ex- plorers late in the game permitted the victory-starved ■Main Liners to cop a close, 76-73 verdict. ROBERT AMES Roxborough High School 6'3» 181 Games EGA FG AVE. FTA FT AVE. REB PTS. AVE. 40 114 46 .428 42 29 .697 47 121 3.2* FRANK BLATCHER South Philadelphia H.S. 6'2" 190 Games FGA FG AVE. FTA FT AVE. REB PTS. AVE. 82 887 319 .360 217 164 .658 343 802 9.8 CHARLES GREENBERG La Salle H.S. 6'2" 175 Games FGA FG AVE. FTA FT AVE. REB PTS. AVE. 82 714 253 .348 145 83 .596 326 505 7.5 ' ROBERT MAPLES York Community H.S. 6'5" Games FGA FG AVE. FTA FT 83 635 264 .416 214 117 FRANCIS O'MALLEY St. Rose H.S. Games FGA FG AVE. 86 664 255 .402 CHARLES SINGLEY Games FGA 86 990 175 AVE. REB PTS. AVE. .524 455 645 8.2 6'3" 180 FTA FT AVE. REB prs. AVE. 309 218 .704 699 728 9.6 West Catholic H.S. 6'3" 175 G AVE. FTA FT AVE. REB PTS. AVE 54 .357 309 206 .6 51 470 934 10.6 SOCCER An Ursinus goalie clutches the ball as Leo Rudnisky and Bobby Rumer of the home team watch with much interest. Ursinus w^on this one, 4-2, Goalie Hank DeVincent kicks away an opponent's attempted go Hank switched to goalie this year after having played forwa last year. Soccer Scores La Salle Opponent 3 Lafayette College 1 2 Elizabethtown Colleges 2 Muhlenberg College- •• -3 2 Ursinus College 4 2 Phil. Textile Inst. 1 U. of Pennsylvania 7 West Chester S.T.C. 4 2 U. of Delaware 3 Eddie Suez leads the Ex- plorers goalward. The scene of action is the soccer field behind McCarthy Stadium. The Smithmen opened their season w^ith a 3-1 victory over Lafayette. Coach Joe Smith instructs his charges in the finer points of soccer play. This shull session took place during the early part of the season before the hooters met some of the finest teams in the east. The soccermen finished with a 2-6 record but three of the losses were by the slim margin of one goal. The hooters had a fine leader in Captain Hank De Vincent. In an action shot taken from the Ur- sinus game Bobby Graham and Jack Smith battle for possession of the ball. The game was one of six played at La Salle's home field during the season. Goalie Hank DeVincent was one of the standouts on this year's soccer team. Hank, a senior, proved his versatility by playing well the different positions assigned him by Coach Joe Smith. 67 SWIMMING For the past two seasons, the Explorer swimming team has been nearly perfect. The brilHant coaching of Joe Kirk and a wealth of exceptional talent has led to twenty- two consecutive dual wins, a runner up position in the 195 T Metropolitan Championship and the Number One spot in the 1956 edition. What makes the glory all the more shining is that Joe Kirk is confronted with a group comprised of sophomores and juniors Ernie Gash, Jim Sheehan, Frank "Buzz" Kohler and Terry McLaughlin and sprinkled with seniors Joe Hockenbrook and Paul Misura. The 1956 Champions of Philadelphia can look forward to more honor and glory in the coming years because the spirit and technique will improve. Coach Joe Kirk tries out his OTvn techniques in the Villa- nova pool after the Explorers tankmen had swept the Metropolitan Swimpiing Championships. Tom Devlin (L.) and Joe Hockenbrock (R.) look on. Back Row: Joe Kirk, Gene Sharp, Terry McLaughlin, Don DiLascio and Joe Hockenbrock. Front Row: Joe Lavin, John Schmidt, Cal Walters and Ernie Gash. Middle Row: Frank Misura, Paul Misura, Tom Devlin and Jim Sheehan. Kohler, John Campanelli, Mitch Sukalski, John. Schmidt, Joe ( i ^ ) \ Sheehan, Gash and Kohler receive awards from 'Bud' Dudley o^ Villanova after placing one-two-three in the fifty yard freestyle in the Metropolitan meet. Time was 0:23:1, a new record. One of the better up and coming divers in the Philadelphia area is Mitch Sukalski shown here giving a demonstra- tion of his wares. Mitch placed high in the Metropolitan Championships. Ernie Gash gets a good jump in a practice joust. Gash teams with Sheehan, Kohler and McLaughlin as Philadelphia's most devastating sprint and middle distance quartet. The start of the 440 yard freestyle shows Willis of Pcnn, J. Misura of La Salle, Coggins of Penn and Lavin and Devlin of La Salle going to work. Lavin, Misura and Devlin were two-three-and four. W. Coggins won in 5:12. 69 Pickin' Them Up and Layin' Them DoTvn: That is just w^hat the La Salle harriers are doing, as they romp through the park in prepara- tion for the year's meet ac- tion, ably led by the main- stays of the team, "The Earl of Eldridge" and George Harkins. CROSS-COUNTRY Park^vay Turn: Earl Eldridge takes a curve as he leads an unidentified Penn runner around the La Salle home X-country grind. This was one of the many times when the "Earl" led the field home in dual meets. Eldridge, fresh from the clutches of Uncle Sam, led the Wetzler-men to a three and three record in dual meets and third place in the MAC Championships. f-fv/ Three Points of View: Swoyer, dubiously surveying the terrain (as any good Marine) ; Bronson, the man of casual distinction, (what publicist isn't); Wetzler, with notebook in hand, the anxious mentor waiting for his boys to come home. Oct. La S; Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE 7 Quintagonal Meet between St. Joseph's, lie, Penn, Temple and Haverford. (Third place, 79 points) 12 57 Villanova 18 [8 44 St. Joseph's 19 16 20 Temple 3 5 1 27 Penn 29 4 3 3 Westchester S.T.C 24 8 1 8 Lafayette 3 7 1 1 MAC Championships (Third place, 113 points) The 19 56 Explorer Rifle Team Back Row: Harrell, Fceny, Mcllhenny and Gruber. Mid- dle Row. Sinclair and Camp- bell. Front Row. O'Rourke, Fraley and Reading. Drawing bead on three different targets are Jack Harrell (standing) and Clem Feeny (left) and George Sinclair (right). This was taken during the St. Joseph's match which the Explorers took by the score of 13 37 to 1297. La Salle's Rifle Team, coached by Major Her- bert Fleck, has come out of the doldrums of the past seasons to provide some interesting competi- tion for the rest of the college marksman squads. The team is made up of several veterans in Clem Feeny, Jack Harrell, George Sinclair and Ed Reading. Included in the team are marksrrien O'Rourke, Gruber, Campbell, Fraley and Mc- llhenny. La Salle has faced top notch opponents like Valley Forge Mihtary Academy, Penn N.R.O.T.C, Villanova, Temple, Penn Military College and St. Joseph's. While rifle competition is a comparatively new sport at La Salle, the teams fielded seem to be getting better and better and that means trouble for the opponents. 71 LAST MINUTE ADVICE Coach Tom Curran (left) gives last minute instructions to one of his many experimental crews. (Left to right) Frank McCloskey, John Dever, John Bloxsom, Bill Fynes, Gene Marketa, Romeo Boyd, Bob Morro, Vince Cyzm- kowski, and coxs\\^ain Johnny Seitz. CREW THE PHILADELPHIA OPENER La Salle's varsity eight open up a length lead on the big eight from American International Col- lege. The Blue and Gold paddlers (left foreground) won this race with comparative ease. This may be the sight on May 12 when the Dad Vail Trophy Race will be held on the Schuylkill. ■\ THE JUNIOR VARSITY From left to right Gene Marketa, Tom Noone, John Galloway, Bill Fynes, Ed Haas, Herm Philips, Dick Flynn, Herb Dorchsbrung and (in front) Tommy Loschiavo. THEY ARE GENTLEMEN AND SCULLERS! The 1956 Explorer Crew are: Back Row: Johnny Seitz, John Dever, Bob Morro, Romeo Boyd, John Bloxsom and coach Tom "Bear" Curran. Front Row: Jerry Heffernan, Jim Garvin, Vince Syzmkowski and Frank McCloskey. Tom Curran, better known as "the Bear," makes no bones about the fact that he wants the Dad Vail Trophy back in the hallowed halls of La Salle College. The Dad Vail Trophy is symbolic of national supremacy in rowing among small col- leges. Curran's crews are on the river every day, rain or shine, at the unearthly hour of 6:4 J A.M. and for a return dose at 4:00 P.M. As this book goes to press, the varsity eight has chalked up three wins in four tries. On a Florida junket, the Explorers whipped Florida Southern and Tam^pa and lost, in a stunning upset, to a good Rollins College eight. Later in April, the Blue and Gold gave American International a lesson in the art of rowing on the Schuylkill River by winning by a length and a half. The junior varsity eight and the Frosh eight have shown good form in their outings. Thus, after the season, "The Bear" may hibernate and dream of Dad Vail Trophies for many years to come. COACH TOM "BEAR" CURRAN "The Bear" scans the murky waters of the Schuylkill River. Does he see another Dad Vail Trophy? TRACK Frank Wetzler, coach of the Cross Country and Track teams, believes in conditioning his men to the real fine edge. It pays off, too. La Salle's cindermen have been M.A.C. champs in three of the last four years. The 1956 edition of the La Salle track team looks like a sure bet to repeat as Middle Atlantic Conference Cham- pions. Having won three of the last four top spots, Coach Frank Wetzler will field of group of seasoned veterans paced in the track events by Mark Harmon, Paul Mita, Vic Gavin and a few others. In the field Wetzler has all around man Tom McGowan. The schedule of meets sees La Salle facing such formid- able foes as St. Joseph's, St. John's, Villanova and West Chester. As a matter of course, the cindermen will partici- pate in three big meets where they will defend honors previously taken. The first is the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in late April and followed later by the M.A.C. championships in mid-May and the IC4A affair in New York at the end of May. We wish Frank Wetzler and the entire team the best of luck. KANGAROO, Mark Harmon, Bob Kraemer, Paul Mita, George- town hurdler, and Vic Gavin (L. to R.) meet their first obstacle in a sprint race. All Explorer men pictured above iorm one of the best sprint quartets in the East. All break records with regularity. My Achin' Dogs: Unidentified Explorer broad jumper returns to the sidelines as interested La Salle onlookers check next entry. The broad jump is one of Coach Wetzler's fortes. Jack Lynch goes over the bar. Top height has been 12' 6" to date. J.A.T.O.: Mark Harmon, rnnner ex- traordinary, turns on the fire for a jet assisted take off in the high jump. Schedule of Meets Saturday, April 21 West Chester Home Tuesday, April 24 Temple Home Friday, April 27 Penn Relays Franklin Field Saturday, April 28 Penn Relays Franklin Field Saturday, May 5 Lafayette Away Tuesday, May 8 St. Joseph's Home Friday, May 11 M.A.C. Championship Reading Saturday, May 12 M.A.C, Championship Reading Tuesday, May 15 Villanova Home Saturday, May 19 St. John's Home Friday, May 2 5 1C4A New York Saturday, May 26 1C4A New York THE EXPLORER MOUND STAFF Jim Gross, Jack Catanio, John Bengough, and Bob Rumer with Coach Frank Hoerst look like a menacing group as they pose for the picture. Gross, Rumer and Catanio paced La Salle to a 10-2 verdict over Haverford in the opening. The trio whiffed 15 men. BASEBALL SLAM BANG TRIO Ed Czerniakowski, Joe Toth and Ail-American Hank De Vincent are Coach Hoerst's big batsmen. Czernia- kowski and Toth are neTvcomers ■while De Vincent is playing his third year. BALLET SPLIT COMIN* UP Charlie McGee, now a veteran performer, show^s his wares during last year's Temple Game. McGee has been split- ting his first sack duties with pitching to help out Hoerst'. moundsmen. ^ 76 A TRY FOR TWO! Ed Filliben gives a demonstration of his short stop moxie as he gets ready to fire to first. This newcomer can give good showings at the plate, too. PICTURE OF AN OWL ASLEEP! Charlie McGee has a Temple man on the ropes and finally out on a close play at first. McGee took over for gradu- ated Lucia and divides his chores with Jack Catanio at the initial sack. FIRST BASE OR PITCHING MOUND? Jack Catanio, left, and Charlie McGee, right, discuss pitching and first base duties. Jack*s forte is pitching while Charlie*s is on the bag. Very versatile fellows! POWER DRIVE Hank De Vincent, an All-American for the Explorer nine last year, exhibits his swing as he sends outfielders a lookin' for the ball. TOSSIN' ASPIRIN TABLETS? Bobby Rumer, pitcher for the Explorer nine tosses a high hard one against Drexel, Bern Stuski is the I catcher. !?'''*''''''y'*'^STT t .J , THE WAY THE BALL BOUNCES! Jerry Sheehan scores on a miscue by the Haverford catcher to help La Salle score opening day victory 10 to 2 on McCarthy field. 78 COURTNEY'S CLOUTERS CLIP CRO- CUSES: Eddie Griffin, Ed Higgins and Bill Goetz, (L. to R.) get in some practice swings before the match. The veteran team hopes to improve last year's 2-10 record. Reading from left to right are the members of the Blue and Gold Golf Team. Back Row. Coach Bob Courtney, Ed Griffin, Ed Higgins and Joe Sheeney, Front Kotv: Bobby Deck, Dave Besselman and Bill Goetz. -','*?^fl INTRAMURALS "Don't Crowd Please," says one of the Gold League gridmen as three mates go up for a pass. Intramural football seems to be the most popular of tbs non varsity sports. BALLET de McCARTHY FIELD is portrayed by members of the Intramural Blue League. The contestants are reaching for a long toss Tvhich unfortunately eludes both of them. (Ball it; upper right corner. ) "I SHOULD HAVE STOOD IN BED" seems to be the sentiments of Blue League passer as he can't find his receivers. He also finds that after getting past one man there's trouble sweeping in from the right. ALPHONSE-GASTON? Two Gold League de- fenders look on somew^hat helplessly as Ed Givnish, of the basketball team, pulls in a spot pass. Another duo tries to intercept but find "their feet too big." 80 MEMO: INTRAMURALS While academic work takes up the better part of a student's life at La Salle, intramural sports gives the boys a little chance to work off the excess energy. It would be fitting to salute Joe Kirk, coach of the championship swimming team, and commissioner of the intramural program. Too few people realize that the co- ordination of many teams in the fields of basketball, soft- ball and football is an extremely tedious job. Mr. Kirk has done the chore with nary a gripe. It is evidence that "Jolly Joe" is a master at handling men. One would be surprised to find that some of the games played on the field behind Benilde Hall and on the courts of the gym produce what might be termed "pretty fair athletes." No team is overmatched for the players them- selves hold stretegy meetings to cope with their opponents. To the players, it is serious. To Joe Kirk, it is a job. But it's a job that pays off in a high degree of sportsmanship. ONE FOR THE OUTER GARDENS: The shades of Gerhig can be seen in this mighty swat in an intramural Softball game. Batter picked up two bases on this clout. REQUIESCANT IN PACE With this page we lay to rest a great year in athletics. It has been difficult to choose the most thrilling of sports experi- ences for the past year. It would be more difficult to compress four years into these twenty-four pages. We leave behind us pages of records, many trophies, and certificates of profitiency in sports. Those of us who played now lay down the basketballs, tennis racquets, golf clubs, base- ball bats, oars, soccer shoes, and rifles. Those of us who watched lay down our scorecards, press clippings and scrap- books. We will never forget the shrieks of the crowd, bat striking ball, the sound of human body against water and the bullets boring into targets. The pages of this book, like the pages of the scorecards and press clippings, will turn yellow with age. The uniforms may lie in lockered repose. Yet our memories will carry us back to those good afternoons and yes, to those bad days when every ball took the wrong bounce. To the coaches, players and sport directors, the spectator and student, Grantland Rice had these words: "For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name. He writes not — that you won or lost — but how you played the game." . . . and Thirty Nick Dienna Sports Editor. Many gruelling contests have been fought for the intramural basketball crown in the College field house. Basketball has the largest response in participation among the students. 81 FEATURES "(/f i^sffJ lije ma&es a man wise accmm^ k ^&cl, mJ exjtefii in mmij ininp. " "Howdy, Clem!" Stage settings and viva- cious Thesbians claim the limelight many times throughout the school year. "Who's next, please?" The campus tonsorial parlor is always a busy thorough- fare when feature attractions sponsored by campus organizations are on the week-end program. E ^JJS^i*? Dances, dances, and more dances provide the students of La Salle with "cool" memories of "real gone" times. When "Old Sol" breathes his warm rays on Philadelphia, picnics are in order for the student body. Watch out, Fairmount Park! Here comes La Salle. 83 Headquarters Battery steps off into column for the Annual In- spection and Review, the culmina- tion of months of intensive drill. The entire regiment, including Drill Team and Band, participate in this Review. The Color Guard marches smartly down the track, leading the Sec- ond Battalion on to the Parade Ground. Filing into Holy Child Church for the Annual Mass for the Feast of St. Barbara, La Salle's ROTC Unit displayed proficiency at drill for .shioners and friends. During the 195 5 Summer Camp, Brother Daniel Bernian, repre- senting the administration of La Salle College, visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on invitation of the United States Army. The high- light of his trip was the Annual Cadet Banquet which was held at the Officers' Club of Fort Sill. Cadets David Imsch-weiler (far right) and Edward Stein are pointing out some aspects of the Artillery Mission in modern -war- fare to Brother Daniel Bernian. Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Uchrek (left), the Professor of Military Science and Tactics at La Salle College, looks on. Each year the Department of the Army sends an Inspect- ing Party to our campus. All aspects of the ROTC Pro- gram are carefully scrutin- ized by this group of Reg- ular Army Officers. In the above picture, the Cadet Band is performing one of their intricate movements, much to the satisfaction of the Inspecting Officers. BACK TO SCHOOL The cafeteria, at a quiet moment dur- ing Fall registration, finds many en- joying that good food for which La Salle is famous. Registration is the first official activity of the school year, one ■which everyone would rather by- pass because of the renowned "red- tape". On the Monday following registration, the students arrive on Campus for their first class day of the year. One of the most familiar sights, and the happiest in the minds of the students, is the class break. Here, the students are shown at that famous period of the day, still enjoying the warm weather and discussing tales of by-gone summer days. Back to work again and "all is quiet on the Western front." Most students utilize the tranquility of the College library for absorbing knowledge for the mid semester examinations. The annual Harvest Dance, sponsored by the Student Council^ ■was held in the main ballroom of the Broadwood Hotel. Senior Ted Friel and his fiancee appear to be involved in an intricate movement of a jitterbug number. Jack Lombard, president of the Student Council, presents a w^ord of thanks to the hundreds M>^ho attended the annual Harvest Dance. A typical examination arrangement, the students concen- trate and write simultaneously for the full lengh of the period since time is priceless during the Edward Stein prepares to announce the winner of the "Queen of the Military Ball" contest. Ed seems to be enjoying this "difficult" task. MILITARY BALL Brother Stanislaus, the President of La Salle, congratulates Miss Mary Ann Haas after bestow- ing the Crown of Roses, the symbol of her reign. The Junior Cadet Officers, serving as Guidon Bearers, and the Color Guard stand at attention while the names of the Senior Officers and their dates are announced. This was the climax of the Military Ball. Vince Carson, the Philadelphia-born crooner, sings his hit tune, "My Possession," to the satisfaction of the Military students. 88 A variety show presented by the Class of 1956 was Insti- tuted in 1954 and became known as the '5 6 Follies. Co- directors Bob Rogers and Bill McCaffrey spent long hours in planning the colossal productions which have been finan- cially and entertainingly successful each of the three years. Latent talent was discovered within this year's graduating class and it was rendered unselfishly by all who participated in the shows. Bob Rogers and Bill McCaffrey (both on stage), co-directors of the third annual '56 Follies, iron out a musical arrangement with pianist Rosemary Peacock. Either Jules Budny is of giant propor- tion or the horn he is blowing belongs to a tot. Anyway the Six Nosebleeds appear to be ripping apart the place for the audience while doing a panto- It looks like "Miss" Dewey Clark is making a big hit with the boys while singing "Sh-Boom." "Charlotte" DelMarco displays the latest in beach wear at the '56 Follies' fashion show. Jack Bloxsom was taken by surprise in the shower when the sponsor adver- tised tub enclosures for the bathroom during a take-off on a teen-age tele- vision show. "I hope they don't recognize me," Joe Kohler is probably thinking as he models a colorful evening go-wn. To"wering Jerry Griffin seems to be out of his category when he dances -with petit Joan CuUinan in the '56 Follies. '56 FOLLIES 89 .^S^>^-s« l^' The Quadrangle provides the student rctreatants with an inspiring and peaceful route for spiritual reading. The annual three day retreat is com- posed of a dialogue Mass each day, followed by sermons, readings and Benedictions. ^i^A*^ 1^^ The annual Lenten Retreat is held on the first three days in Holy Week. The ^ students are given the opportunity to concentrate on the Passion and Death ^; of Christ and His Resurrection from the grave. || Rev. Mark Heath, O.P., College Chaplain, under whose leadership the Retreat is conducted, Vi'orks efficiently in planning the complex and timely schedule. Father Heath adds a great deal of interest to the program by acquiring Dominican priests from various parts of the country to officiate and lecture at the religious services. The Lenten Retreat, an inspiration to all, helps recall the words by Thomas a Kcmpis: "Be devout and quiet and Jesus will stay with thee." LENTEN RETREAT The stone grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on the edge of the Quad- rangle is frequented by students dur- ing the retreat. The rosary is fea- tured at the grotto during the annual Holy Week In April, 1954, the Class of '56 initiated Sophomore Week at La Salle. The above picture was taken dur- ing the Sophomore Picnic, held on Sunday at Blue Bell Park. Major Morris, a member of the Department of Military Science, shows his form in the Student-Faculty Softball game. "Big Tom" Murphy is behind the plate. SOPHOMORE WEEK JUNIOR WEEK Bill McCaffery gives the Junior Week crowd a few good laughs. Bill has appeared in every Variety Show the class has presented and has been the star in many of them. The climax to Junior Week was the Junior Prom, held at the Philadelphia Rifle Club. The night served as a fitting close to" one of the most successful of Junior Weeks. Brother Damian Richard, F.S.C. Brother Daniel Lawrence, F.S.C. Brother Daniel Timothy, F.S.C. M -\ MASTER OF Brother David Alban, F.S.C. Brother David Thomas, F.S.C. Brother Declan Kenneth, F.S.C. Brother Dominic Martin, F.S.C. -^ •* J ^^ 92 Brother Emilian Victor, F.S.C. Brother Ephrem Justin, F.S.C. Brother Eric Leo, F.S.C. ARTS-RELIGION Brother Eugene Anthony, F.S.C. Brother Eugene Patrick, F.S.C. Brother Francis Bernardine, F.S.C. Brother Gerard Owen, F.S.C. 93 ROBERT C. AMES B.A. Basketball 1,2,3,4. DAVID L. ANDREWS B.A. Education — Social Studies Benilde Club 1,2; Sociology Club 3,4; Alpha Phi Omega 3,4; Education Society 4. BROTHER FREDERICK ANTHONY, F.S.C. B.A. Education — Physics BROTHER DAVID ARNOLD, F.S.C. Education — Physics Top Row: BROTHER FRANCIS BARTHOLOMEW, F.S.C. B.A. Education — English Out-of-T owners 1,2, EDMUND ALBERTS BATEMAN, JR. B.A. Pre-Law Sociology Club 2,3; Spanish Club 1,2; Glee Club 2,3; Explorer 3,4. B.A. Biology ANTHONY BATTAGLIA Fabrician Society 2,3,4 (Vice-President). BROTHER DAVID BERNADINE, F.S.C. B.A. Education — English Dean's List 2,3,4; Pi Delta Phi 4; Liturgy Round Table 1,2,3. Bottom Ro'w: WILLIAM J. BICKLEY B.A. Education — Social Studies Baseball 2 (Assistant Manager), 3,4 (Manager) ; Basketball 2 (Assistant Manager) , 3,4 (Manager) ; Praefectus Club 3 (Sec- retary-Treasurer), 4 (President); Education Society 3,4. JOHN R. BISHOP B.A. Economics Club 3,4. JOHN EDWIN BLOXSOM B.A. Sociology Sociology Club 3, 4 (President); Alpha Phi Omega 3, 4; Varsity Club 3, 4; Crew 2,3,4 (Captain). B.A. Neivton J. THOMAS BOYER Society 4 (Treasurer) . Physli ct/^/s a/fi J Sc 'ciences 94 Cl<^ 'MS ^1 f956 Top Row: BROTHER DAMIAN BRENDAN, F.S.C. Education — French EDWARD T. BRESNAN B.A. Economics Masque 3, 4 (Vice-President). JOHN G. BREZA B.A, Education — Social Studies Collegian 3, 4 (Advertising Manager) ; History Club 3, 4; International Relations Club 3, 4; N.F.C.CS. 1,2,}, 4. ALEXANDER JOHN BUTRYM B.A. Education — English Collegian 1,2,} (Copy Editor}, 4 (Editor-in-Chief); Explorer },4 (Publicity Director}; International Relations Club },4; Education Society 3,4 (Treasurer). Bottom Row^: JAMES P. CAMPBELL B.A. Education — Social Studies Sigma Beta Kappa 1,2,3,4; Education Society 3,4; Interna- tional Relations Club 3,4; History Club 3,4 (Vice-President). BROTHER FIDELIS CELESTINE, F.S.C. Education — Latin BROTHER GILES CHRISTOPHER, F.S.C. Education — German CHARLES A. CLARK B.A. Sociology Club },4. Sociology DEWEY P. CLARK B.A. Spanish Eos LaSallanos 1 (Treasurer), 2 (Vice-President), 3 (Presi- dent), 4; Le Cercle Claudel },4; Masque 1. ROBERT G. CLARK B.A. Education — English Sigma Beta Kappa 1,2,}, 4 (President}. DONALD F. COPELAND B.A. Pre-Law Praefectus Club 1; Le Cercle Claudel 2,3; Gavel Society 3. RONALD S. GROSSMAN B.A. Sociology Mr. and Mrs. Club 3,4 (President); Sociology Club 3, 4 (Vice- President) . 95 ROBERT T. DECK B.A. Mathematics — Physics Newtonian Society 2,3; Mathematics 2,3,4 (President) ; Coif },4. HENRY GEORGE DeVINCENT B.A, Biology Class President 1; Varsity Club 2,3,4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4 (President); Baseball 2,3,4; Soccer 2,3,4 (Captain); Track 2,3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4; ROTC Band 1,2. JOSEPH V. DI BERARDINO B.A. Economics II Circolo LaSalliano 1,2,4 (President) ; Gavel Society 4; Eco- nomics Club 4. NICHOLAS PATRICK DIENNA B.A. Education — Social Studies Collegian 1,2,3,4; Explorer 3,4 (Sports Editor); History Club 4; Circolo LaSalliano 1 (Secretary), 2, 3 (President), 4; N.F.C.CS. 4; Education Society 3,4. FRANCIS M. DONAHUE B.A. Chemistry Chymian Society 2,3,4 (Treasurer); Caisson Club 3,4. THOMAS FRANCIS DOONER B.A. Fabrician Society 3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4. Biology JAMES JOSEPH DOUGHERTY B.A. English Le Cercle Claudel 1,2; International Relations Club 3,4; Gavel Society 3; Collegian 2,3,4; Weber Society 2; Explorer 4. B.A. S.A.M. 3,4. B.A. JOHN JOSEPH DOUGHERTY LEON E. ELLERSON Mathematics Society 2 (Secretary), ANTHONY FRANCIS ESPOSITO B.A. Chymian Society 2,3,4 (Vice-President). ANTONIO LAWRENCE FALZARANO B.A. Chymian Society 3,4; Mr. and Mrs. Club 3,4. JOHN P. FARRELL B.A. Education — English Le Cercle Claudel 2,3; Education Society 3,4; Adoration So- ciety 4. Chemistry Chemistry EDUARDO FERNANDEZ-CERRA B.A. Masque 2,}, 4. English HARRY L. FRIEL, JR. B.A. Education — Biology N.F.C.C.S, 1; Education Society 3, 4 (President') ; Executive Board 4. LEO JOSEPH GEORENO B.A. Italian Club 4; Intrmaurals },4. JOSEPH DOMENIC GIOVANETTI B.A. Circolo LaSalliano 1,2,3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4. Biology JOHN GINYARD B.A. Education — Social Studies Education Society 2,3,4; Sociology Club 2,3; Psychology Club 2. MANUEL GOMEZ, JR. B.A. Basketball 1,2,3; Newtonian Society 4. Physics EDWARD K. GORAL B.A. Education — Social Studies Sociology Club 2; Education Society 3,4. JOHN T. GRABLEWSKI B.A. Government Explorer 3 ,4 (Business Manager) ; International Relations Club 3,4 (President); History Club 3,4 (Secretary); Collegian 3,4. CHARLES W. GREENBERG B.A. Education — German Basketball 1,2,3,4; Varsity Club 2,3,4. TEOFIL GROCHOWSKI Languages DANIEL JOHN HART B.A. Sociology Sociology Club 3,4; History Club 4; N.F.C.C.S. 4. JAMES JOSEPH B. HATCH B.A, Education — English Baseball 1,3,4; Varsity Club 3,4; Education Society 3,4; Intra- murals 1,2; Sigma Beta Kappa 3,4. FRANCIS X. HEALY, JR. B.A, Economics S.A.M. 2; History Club 3,4; International Relations Club },4; Sigma Beta Kappa 2,3,4 (Vice-President) ; Economics Club 4. WILLIAM M. HENHOEFFER B.A. German Gavel Society 1,2,3,4 (President) ; Class Secretary 2,3; History Club 3 (Secretary) , 4; International Relations Club 3, 4 (Vice-President); Collegian 4; N.F.C.C.S. 3,4; Masque 1. ANDREW W. HOLOWINSKY B.A. Biology Glee Club 2; Alpha Epsilon Delta 4; Fabrician Society 3,4. ZENON JACURA B.A. Glee Club 1,2; Chymian Society 1,2,3,4. Chemistry Top Row: JOHN P. JANUS B.A. Education — Biology N.T.C.C.S. 1; Education Society 3,4 (Secretary). Bottom Row: BROTHER FIDELIS LEO, F.S.C. Education — French ROBERT F. JONES B.A. History International Relations Club 2,3,4; History Club 2,3,4 (Presi- dent); Explorer 3,4; Collegian 3,4. JOSEPH V. KOEHLER B.A. Biology Fabrician Society 1,2,3,4 (Treasurer); Alpha Epsilon Delta 3,4; Sigma Beta Kappa 2,3,4. WILLIAM L. KOPEC B.A. Pre-Law Sigma Beta Kappa 2,3,4; Crew 2; Accounting Club 4; Alpha Phi Omega 4. WILLIAM ZANE LOGUE JOHN JAMES LOMBARD, JR. B.A, Pre-Law Industrial Relations Commission 1,2,3,4; Gavel Society 3,4; Masque 2,3 (Secretary), 4; Student Council 3,4 (President); N.F.C.CS. 1,2,3,4; Student-Faculty Committee. MICHAEL J. LONGO B.A. Physics Newtonian Society 2,3,4 (President) ; Dean's List 2,3,4. m an. J Sc 'cmces 98 CL MS y m6 Top Row: Bottom Row: THOMAS J. LYNCH ROBERT N. McNALLY B.A. Psychology B.A. Chemistry Psychology Club 3,4 (Vice-President) ; Collegian },4; Intra- Chymian Society 1,2,} (Secretary), 4 (President) ; Executive ■murals 3,4; Executive Board. Board },4. JOHN T. McCRANE B.A. Masque 1,2,3,4 (President). English JOSEPH DONALD McNAMARA B.A. Education — Social Studies Sociology Club 2,3; Education Association 3,4; N.F.C.C.S. 2,3,4; International Relations Club 3,4; Intramurals 1,4. GERALD WILLIAM McENTEE FRANCIS McTAGUE Economics B.A. Physics FRANCIS E. McGUIGAN B.A. Psychology Club 2,3,4; Collegian 2,3. THOMAS O. MAHONEY Psychology B.A. Economics Club 3,4. JOSEPH L. MELLON B.A. Sociology Club 4. Sociology ROBERT S. MAPLES B.A. Chemistry — Educatii Basketball 1,2,3,4; Varsity Club 2,3,4; Tennis 3,4. JOHN MARELLA Spanish — Education BROTHER GABRIEL MARK, F.S.C. B.A. Education — Physics Liturgy Round Table 1,2,3, 99 BROTHER FIDELIS OF MARY, F.S.C. B.A. Education — Mathematics Dean's List 1,2,3,4. CHARLES ANTHONY MELLON B.A. Biology Sigma Beta Kappa 1, 2 (Secretary), 3 (Secretary), 4 (Presi- dent); Fabrician Society 1,2,3,4; Student Council 1; Mr. and Mrs. Club 4. MILTON E. MILLER, JR. B.A. Education — Sociology Alpha Phi Omega 3 (Secretary) , 4 (President) ; Sociology Club 2, 3 (Secretary), 4; Executive Board 4; Education So- ciety 3 ,4. THEODORE H. MILLER, JR. B.A. Education — Spanish Spanish Club 1,2,3,4; Caisson Club 3,4; Explorer 3,4 (Faculty Editor); Education Society 3,4. PAUL MISURA B.A. Education — Biology CHARLES JOSEPH MOLONEY B.A. Biology Sigma Beta Kappa 1,2,3,4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4; Fabri- cian Society 1,2,3,4; Intramurals 1,2,4; Class Treasurer li FRANCIS J. MONTAGUE B.A, Economics Sociology Club 1 (Treasurer); Masque 2 (Vice-President), 3 (Board of Governors), 4; Economics Club 3,4 (President) ; Executive Board 3,4 (President) . JOSEPH LAWRENCE MURPHY B.A. Psychology Psychology Club 4; N.F.C.CS. 4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4. THOMAS J. MURPHY B.A. Government Class Vice-President 2,3,4; Student Council 2,3,4; Caisson Club 4; Explorer 4 (Associate Editor); Intramurals 1,2,3,4; Masque 1 . JAMES J. NORMAN B.A. English FRANK ANTHONY NOTARO B.A. Pre-Law Sociology Club 2,3,4; Le Cercle Claudel 1,2,3,4; Italian Club 1,2,3,4; History Club 1,2,3. EDWARD M. O'DONNELL B.A, Education — Social Studies Interracial Justice Commission 3 ,4 (Chairman) ; Benilde Club 3,4; Education Society 4; N.F.C.CS. 3,4. JOSEPH P. O'GRADY B.A. Education — History S.B.K. 1,2,3,4; Caisson Club 2,3,4; Explorer 3,4 (Editor-in- Chief); Education Society 3,4 (Vice-President) ; Collegian 3,4; Executive Board 3,4 (Treasurer) ; Dean*s List 2,3,4. JOSEPH JOHN PEDITTO B.A. Biology Class Vice-President 1; ROTC Band 1,2; Fabrician Society 2,3,4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 3,4; Caisson Club 3,4; S.B.K. 1,2,3,4. JAMES JOSEPH PENNESTRI B.A. Education — Social Studies Collegian I (Circulation Manager), 2,3,4 (Business Manager); Education Society 3,4; Italian Club 2; History Club 4. Sociology JOHN C. PERNA B.A. Sociology Club 3; N.f.C.CS. 1,2,3,4. ARMAND PAUL PETRILLO B.A. Biology Fabrician Society 1,2,3,4; Mr. and Mrs. Club 3,4. JOHN JOSEPH PETTIT, JR. B.A. Government International Relations Club 3,4; History Club 3,4; Track 2. BROTHER DAMIAN PHILLIP, F.S.C. B.A. Education — English JOSEPH T. PINTIMALLI B.A. Biology Fabrician Society 1,2,3,4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4. BROTHER EDMUND PIUS, F.S.C. B.A. Education — German Dean's List 1,2,3,4. JOSEPH ALOYSIUS QUIRUS B.A. English Intramurals 2,3,4. LOUIS PAUL REIFF B.A. Chemistry Chymian Society 2,3,4. MICHAEL S. RIVIELLO B.A. Fabrician Society 1,2,3,4. Biology BROTHER FIDELIAN ROBERT, F.S.C. Education — English BROTHER FREDERICK ROBERT, F.S.C. Education — Social Studies ROBERT M. ROGERS B.A, Psychology Class President 2,},4; Student Council 2,3,4 (Vice-President) ; Masque 2 (Treasurer), J, 4; Varsity Club 2,3,4; Psychology Club 1,2,},4 (President); Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4. ROBERT LOUIS ROMAINE B.A. Chemistry Class Treasurer 2; Vabrician Society 4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 3,4. Top Row: Bottom Row: PAUL JOSEPH SCHNEIDER B.A. Biology B.A. Fabrician Society 2,3,4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4; Dean's List 2,3,4. B.A. Crew 3,4. JOHN A. SEITZ g^ Education — English THOMAS J. SIMONE Education — Biology ADAM SMITH JOHN HUGH SONGSTER English VINCENT J. SERFILIPPO B.A. French B.A. Circolo La Salliano 2,3,4; Pi Delta Phi 3,4 (Vice-President). ROTC Band 1; Benilde Club 4; Collegian 1,3,4; Explorer 3,4 (Senior Editor); History Club 3,4. ROBERT W. SIMARD B.A. Biology Collegian 2; Le Cercle Claudel 2 (Vice-President) , 3 (Presi- dent), 4; Pi Delta Phi 2,3 (Vice-President), 4 (President); B.A. Executive Board 3,4 (Vice-President) ; Fabrician Society 3,4. Masque 3,4; Education Society 3,4. JOHN J. STAUB Education — English ^^/s m J Sc mnces 102 a 'MS ^1 m6 Top Row: EDWARD J. STEIN, JR. B.A. Pre-Law Caisson Club } ,4 (Vice-President); Italian Club 1; Explorer 3,4. FRANCIS HENRY STERLING B.A, Biology Fabrician Society 1,2,3 (Secretary) , 4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4. ALFRED C. STROHLEIN B.A. Biology Benilde Club 1,2; ROTC Band 1,2; Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4 (Secretary") . JAMES A. THOMAS, JR. Biology fabrician Society 1,2,3 (Vice-President), 4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4; Praefectus Club 3,4; Varsity Club 2,3,4; Soccer 2; ROTC Band 1,2. LEONARD JOSEPH THOMPKINS B.A. Fabrician Society 1,2,3,4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 2,3,4. DAVID J. TORPEY, JR. Biology Biology Alpha Epsilon Delta 3,4; Fabrician Society 2,3,4; Mr. and M Club 3,4; Marketing Association 1. PAUL FRANCIS STROHM B.A. Chemistry Cbymian Society 2,3,4. FRANCIS X. TROILO B.A. Fabrician Society 2,3,4 (Secretary). Biology JOHN J. TUCKER B.A. Government International Relations Club 2,3,4 (Secretary-Treasurer) ; His- tory Club 2,3,4; S.B.K. 2,3,4. RAYMOND JOHN VIVACQUA B.A. Biology Fabrician Society 1,2,3,4; Alpha Epsilon Delta 3,4 (Vice- President) . EUGENE R. VOEGTLIN B.A. Chymian Society 1,2,3,4. Chemistry JOHN C. VOLZ B.A. Education — Social Studies Los La Sallanos 1,2 (Treasurer) ; Education Society 3,4; Italian Club 1; Explorer 4; History Club 4. 103 THADDEUS ROMAN WALCZAK B.A. Education — Social Studies Spanish Club I; N.F.C.C.S. 2,3,4; History Club 4. B.A. Biology PAUL A. WALKER S.B.K. 2,3,4; Fabrician Society 2,3,4. RICHARD JOSEPH WALSH, JR. B.A. Biology S.B.K. 2,3,4; Intramurals 1,4; fabrician Society 3,4; Crew 2; Varsity Club 2,3,4. MATTHEW H. WATTS B.A. Biology Caisson Club 3,4; Fabrician Society 3,4; Masque 1. JOSEPH W. WEILAND B.A. Biology Benilde Club 1,2,3,4; S.B.K. 2,3,4; Fabrician Society 3,4; Intramurals 3,4, EDWARD FRANCIS WALSH B.A. Pre-Law Glee Club 1; Crew 1,2. BROTHER ELRICK WILLIAM, F.S.C. B.A. Education — English Dean's List 1,2,3,4; Explorer 4. JAMES ANTHONY WILSON B.A. Biology Caisson Club 3,4; Fabrician Society 3,4; ROTC Rifle Team 2; Intramurals 2,3,4. JOSEPH A. WOLL B.A. Education — English Spanish Club 1,2; Education Society 3,4; ROTC Band 1,2; Mr. and Mrs. Club 3,4. KARL B. WRIGHTMAN B.A. Chemistry Explorer 3,4; Collegian 3,4 (Photography Editor). ANTHONY JOSEPH WYDAN B.A. Biology Fabrician Society 3,4; Caisson Club 3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4, 'im^-^.^'$lt m$^m-^^ ^'.m^^. ^ "'[^ m^l '^\ *Ai^ I - - - — « "L* - - - f mt' asti^v j(f^ m*^ PETER PAUL ADAMONIS B.S, Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission 2,3 (Vice-President^ , 4; Cross- country 1,2; Intramurah 1,3. JESSE EDWARD ATKINS B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; Accounting Association 1,2; Cais- son Club 3,4 (President) ; Executive Committee 4 (Secretary). FRANK BLATCHER B.S. Marketing Student Council 2,3,4 (Treasurer) ; Class Officer 2,3,4 (Treas- urer); Basketball 2,3,4; Varsity Club 2,3,4; Marketing Asso- ciation 2,3,4. B^. FRANCIS JOSEPH BOYLE Top Kow: JAMES HEFNER BREEN B.S. Marketing Caisson Club 3,4 (Secretary) ; Explorer 3,4 (Activities Editor); Marketing Association 2,3,4; Intramurah 1,2. JAMES A. BROWNE B.S. Marketing Association 2,3,4. Marketin; JULLAN J. BUDNY B.S. Industrial Management Crew 1,2; SAM 2,3,4; Masque 3,4; Caisson Club 3,4; Varsity Club 3,4. JOHN NELDINE BURGOYNE B.S. Marketing Sociology Club 1; Marketing Association 2,3,4 (Treasurer); Intramurah 1,2,3,4. WILLIAM F. CALLAHAN B.S. Baseball 2,3,4; Intramurah 1,2,3,4. Marketing GEORGE F. COOPER B.S. Industrial Management SAM 2,3,4 (Secretary); Gavel Society 2,3,4; History Club 3; Industrial Relations Commission 3. BERNARD JAMES COSTELLO B.S. Accounting Collegian 1,2,3; Accounting Association 1,2,3,4; History Club 1,2,3. THOMAS PATRICK DARCY B.S, Industrial Management Collegian 3,4; SAM 2,3,4; Industrial Relations Commission 2,3,4; Dean's List 1,2,3,4. Business ^Jmm/sMm 106 Clt^ 'MS ^1 1956 Top Row: CORNELIUS J. DEEGAN B.S. Accounting Accounting Association 2,3,4; Sociology Club 1; Jntramurah 1,2. RAYMOND JOSEPH DERBYSHIRE B.S. General Business N.F.C.C.S. 3,4; Marketing Association 3. JOHN OWEN DEVLIN B.S. Industrial Management Spanish Club 2,}, 4 (Vice-President) ; Marketing Association 4. ANTHONY DI PRIMIO B.S. Accounting Italian Club 2,3,4 (Treasurer') . Bottom Row: WILLIAM PHILIP DOLAN B.S, Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission 3,4; History Club 3,4; Inter- national Relations Club 3,4. HARRY J. DOUGHERTY B.S. Marketing Baseball 2,3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4; Marketing Association 2,3,4. PETER J. DWYER B.S. Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission 3,4. WINSTON DAVID ENGLE B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; ROTC Sand 1,2; Intramurals 1,2; Los LaSallanos 1,2. ) t i._ -^ I PETER JOSEPH FINNEGAN B.S. Accounting Accounting Association 2,3,4 (President) . PAUL MARTIN FITZMAURICE B.S. Accounting Accounting Association 2,3,4. ROBERT D. FREISEM B.S. Accounting Residence Halls Council 2,3,4 (President) ; Student Council 4; Accounting Association 4; Intramurals 1. RICHARD A. FUNCHION B.S. Marketing Intramurals 1,2,3,4; Marketing Association 2,3,4 (Secretary). 107 DANIEL W. GALLAGHER B,S. Accounting Accounting Association 2,2,3,4; Sociology Club 1; Collegian 2,3,4. DONALD JOSEPH GALLAGHER B.S, Accounting Accounting Association 4; Cross-Country 1,2,4; Track 1,},4. THOMAS R. GALLAGHER B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; Varsity Club 2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4. JOSEPH THOMAS GARVEY B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; Spanish Club 2; Jntramurals 1,2,3,4. PAUL JOSEPH GEIB B.S. Marketing Alpha Phi Omega 3,4; Marketing Association 2,3,4; Intra- murals 2. WILLIAM GERSCHANICK Accounting WILLLAM GILMORE GOETZ B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; International Relations Club 3,4; Glee Club 2,3; Benilde Club 3. FRANCIS J. GOLDEN B.S. Accounting Marketing Association 3 ; Accounting Association 4. JAMES AUGUSTINE GROSS B.S. Industrial Relations Caisson Club 3,4; Baseball 3,4. GEORGE JOSEPH HARKINS, JR. B.S. Industrial Management Cross-Country 1,2,3,4 (Captain); Track 1,2,3,4; Varsity Club 2,3,4 (Secretary) ; Jntramurals 1,2,3,4. CHARLES JOSEPH HEISER B.S. Baseball 2,3,4; Intramucals 1,2,3,4. Marketing JOSEPH LEE HOKENBROCK B.S, General Business Swimming 1,2,3,4; Varsity Club 2,3,4; N.F.C.C.S. 2,3,4. RAYMOND GEORGE HUML, JR. B.S. Marketing Glee Club 1,2; Marketing Association 3,4. DAVID R. IMSCHWEILER B.S, Finance Caisson Club },4; Masque 3,4; Marketing Association 2,3,4. PAUL EDWARDS JAMES B.S. Industrial Management Accounting Association 1; SAM 1,2,3,4 (President) ; Industrial Relations Commission 4. THOMAS OWEN JONES B.S. Marketing Glee Club 1,2; Sociology Club 1; Marketing Association 2,3,4. B.S. General Business DAVID P. KANE N.F.C.C.S. 4; Out-of-Towners I. JOSEPH A. KANE B.S. Accounting Collegian 1,2,3 (News Editor), 4 (Associate Editor); Explorer 4; Masque 2 (Secretary), 3,4 (Treasurer); Benilde Club 1,2,3,4; Accounting Association 2,3 (Secretary), 4. FRANK J. KELLY B.S» Accounting Accounting Association 1,2,3,4; Caisson Club 3,4; Intramurals 2. THOMAS A. KENNEDY B.S. Marketing Benilde Club 2; Marketing Association 2,3,4. JOHN J. KILTY B.S, Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission 3,4; Psychology Club 2; Glee Club 2. B.S. WILLLAM A. KLEIN Marketing Association 1,2,3,4. BART LaKUAGLLA B.S. Tennis 2,3, ROBERT J. LAWLER B.S. Marketing Association 2,3,4. Marketing Accounting Marketing STEPHEN K. LEVY 1,53^ B.S, Accounting > Accounting Association 2,3,4; Intramurals }. JOSEPH FRANCIS LYNCH, JR. B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; Benilde Club I; Glee Club 1. JAMES JOSEPH McCARTAN B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; N.F.C.C.S. 2,3,4; Los LaSall- anos 1,2. JOHN F. McCAULEY B.S. Accounting Association 3,4, Accounting Top Row: B.S. Bottom Row: THOMAS McGOWEN FRANK THOMAS MARZOLLA Education — General Business B.S. Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission 3,4; Italian Club 4; Intra- murals 2,3, JAMES J. McGRATH B.S. Accounting Association 3,4. Accounting B.S. SAM 3,4. STEPHEN McLOUGHLIN Industrial Management LAWRENCE L. MAGUIRE E. PAUL MITA, JR. B.S. Business Management Sociology Club 1; Varsity Club 2,3,4; SAM 3,4 (Vice-Presi- dent); Track 1,2,3,4 (Captain), JOSEPH M. MORE B.S. Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission 3,4. GEORGE J. MORRIS B.S. Accounting B.S. Industrial Relations Accounting Association 4; Collegian 2,3,4 (Sports Editor); Caisson Club 3,4; Industrial Relations Commission 3,4; Ex- Explorer 4. plorer 4; Dean's List 2,3,4; Swimming Team 1,2. Business j^JmimsMm no ff ""^ *c' \ Cl^ ass ^1 /9S6 li is Top Row: STANLEY LEE MORTON B.S. Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission 3,4 (Treasurer) ; Intramurals 1,2. RICHARD J. NOLAN B.S. Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission } ,4 (Secretary') , Bottom Row: DONALD ORESTE OLIMPO B.S. General Business Caisson Club 4; Explorer 4; Intramurals },4; N.F.C.C.S. 4. CHARLES JOHN OLIVER B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; Industrial Relations Commission },4. THOMAS A. NOONE B.S. Marketing Caisson Club 2,},4 (Treasurer) ; Varsity Club 3,4; Crew 2,3,4; Intramurals 2,3,4; Explorer 4. JOHN J. PALEMBAS, JR. B.S. Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Commission 2,3 (Secretary), 4 (President) ; SAM, 4. JAMES W. NUSS B.S. Accounting Accounting Association 4; Varsity Club 3,4; Cross-Country 1,3,4; Track 2,3. THOMAS ANTHONY PELAIA B.S. Marketing Sociology Club 1; Benilde Club 1,2,3; Marketing Association 3,4; Italian Club 4; N.F.C.C.S. 1,2,3; Out -of -T owners 1,2. MARTIN GERALD PENDERGAST B.S. Industrial Management Masque 2,3,4; SAM 2,3,4; Marketing Association 4. JOSEPH M. PENROSE B.S. Accounting Association 2,3,4. Accounting PETER ANTHONY PINO B.S. General Business N.F.C.C.S. 2,3,4 (President); Benilde Club 3,4; Circolo La Salliano 2,3,4 (Secretary) ; Student Council 3,4; Class Officer 3,4 (Secretary). JOHN R. POMPA B.S. Industrial Management Glee Club 2,3,4; Masque 1,2,3,4; Caisson Club 4; SAM 3,4. Ill ANTHONY R. C. PONTARELLI B.S. Accounting Italian Club 1,2. ROBERT JOSEPH PTAK B.S. Industrial Management Varsity Club 2,},4; Out -of -T owners 1; Track 1,2,3,4. JOSEPH FRANCIS RAPONE B.S. Accounting Italian Club 1,2,4; Accounting Association 2,3,4; Jntramurals 1,2,3,4. LON J. ROHACH B.S. General Business N.F.C.C.S. 3,4. ROBERT DOMINIC RONCO B.S. Accounting Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Masque 3,4; Accounting Association 2,3,4; Praefectus Club 3,4 (Vice-President); N.F.C.C.S. 2,3,4. JOHN L. SCHMIDT B.S. Accounting Swimming 1,2,3,4; Varsity Club 3/f; Accounting Association 4; Caisson Club 4. JOHN L. SECHLER B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 2,3,4; Alpha Phi Omega 3,4; ROTC Band 1. chArles a. SINGLEY B.S. Marketing Basketball 2,3,4; Baseball 3; Marketing Association 2,3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4. E. RODNEY SMYRK B.S. Marketing Intramurals 1,2; Marketing Association 2,3 (Vice-President) , 4 (President); Executive Board 4; Out-of-T owners 1, WILLIAM FREDERICK SOMMERS B.S. Industrial Relations Sigma Beta Kappa 2,3,4; Industrial Relations Commission 2,3,4 (Vice-President ) , HAROLD JOSEPH STINSON B.S. Industrial Relations Marketing Association 3,4; Industrial Relations Commission 3,4. ISADOR P. STRITTMATER B.S. Marketing Association 3,4. General Business ^dlM JOSEPH W. SUCHINSKY B.S. General Busin ROTC Band 1,2; SAM },4; Golf 4; N.F.C.C.S. 3,4; Masque 2,3. JOHN P. THOMPSON Accounting Association 3,4; Intramurals 2,3,4. JOSEPH J. TOTH B.S. Marketing Association 3,4; Varsity Club 2,3,4. FRANK J. TRENT B.S. Accounting Association 2,3,4 (Vice-President). THOMAS H. TREVELINO B.S. Accounting Association 1,2,3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4. B.S. Accounting Marketing Accounting Accounting JOHN F. X. TREVI B.S. Industrial Management SAM 4; Industrial Relations Commission 4; Marketing Associa- tion 4; Glee Club 2. B.S. SAM 2,3,4. JAMES B. WEBER Industrial Management DONALD C. WHITE B.S. Marketing Marketing Association 1,2,3,4; ROTC Band 1,2. W^' LEONARD J. WODARCZYK B.S. Accounting Accounting Association 2,3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3. THOMAS L. WYNNE B.S. Accounting ROTC Band 1,2,4; Caisson Club 3,4; Accounting Association 2,4; Masque 3,4. HENRY A. ZEKANIS B.S. Industrial Relations Intramurals 1,2,3,4; Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Caisson Club 3,4. CHARLES E. ADLER B.S. Industrial Relations French Club '52, '53, '54 (Vice-President), '55; Accounting Association '52; Industrial Relations Commission '54, '5 5, '56; Student Congress '52, '5}, '54, '55, '56 (Vice-President); Policy Committee Chairman '54, '55, '56; Dean's List. THOMAS ALEXANDER M ^ \. B.S. Industrial Management SAM '56. ANTHONY S. ARCARI General Business JOHN JOSEPH AUCHINLECK Industrial Relations Top Row: Bottom Row: GEORGE J. BAKER FRANCIS J. X. BERCKMAN Certificate of Proficiency Production Management B.S. Accounting JOHN J. BARRETT Accounting Ji.S. JOHN R. BEST Industrial Management JOHN J. BASQUILL, JR. B.S. Accounting -o c Accounting Association '54; SAM '55, '56. JOHN S. BLAIR Production Management JAMES A. BECHTEL B.S. Accounting Association '54. Accounting B.S. SAM '54. WILLLAM J. BOGLE Industrial Management s> vemfiii ^ivk 'wmsn 114 ^/4 488 Top Row: B.S. ^/ /^j^ Bottom Row: WILLIAM J. BRADY WILLIAM J. BURNS, JR. Industrial Management B.S. Accounting Accounting Association '54, '55; Dean's List '51, '52. JOHN A. BRENNAN WILLLA.M P. BRENNAN Accounting Marketing g c FRANCIS T. CAIN Production Management RAYMOND P. CANTON Production Management PAUL F. BUEHLER Industrial Management B.S. THOMAS M. CLEARY Accounting RAYMOND COMBER Certificate of Proficiency Industrial Relations FRANCIS G. CONNELLY Accounting THOMAS F. CONNOLLY Industrial Management FRANCIS P. COSGROVE B.S. Industrial Relations Student Congress '54; Industrial Relations Commission '5 5, '56 (Treasurer^ , 115 B.S, GEORGE W. DARLINGTON DAVID J. DEL MOORE JOSEPH G. DI LELLO Accounting Accounting EDWARD G. DOUGHERTY B.S. Industrial Management Student Congress '56, THOMAS J. DURKIN B.S. Chemistry Science Club '56, JOHN K. ENDO Accounting N * V JOHN H. ENGEL JOHN J. ERVIN J. F. ETTNER Deceased December 27, 195 5 EDWARD P. FAICHTYGER Physics Accounting Accounting SALVATORE MICHAEL FANELLI Certificate of Proficiency Industrial Management Student Congress '53; SAM '54. JOSEPH F. FARNAN Production Management FRANK R. FIGHERA B.S. Marketing Student Congress '53; Marketing Association '52, '53, '54, '55, '56 (Treasurer). LEONARD WARREN GARDO Production Management MARTIN GELMAN Chemistry MARTIN GLICKMAN B.S. Industrial Management Student Congress '52. ANTHONY J. GLOD JOSEPH M. GOLDING B.S. Accounting French Club '52, '5J; Accounting Association '5 6. ALAN E. GOORLAND ROBERT EDWARD GRAY Marketing Marketing Student Congress '55j Marketing Association '54, '55 (Secre- '!\\ tary), '56 (President). JOHN JAMES HALEY B.S. Accounting Student Congress '53, '54; Accounting Association '53, '54, »55, '56 (President). JOHN S. HARKINS B.S. WILLLAM T. HATZELL B.S. Accounting Association '53, '54, '55, '56. VENARD A. HAUBERT B.S. Accounting Accounting Bf" Accounting HERBERT M. HELMUS Accounting CHRISTOPHER W. lANACONE B.S. Industrial Management B.S. JOSEPH F. JIMENEZ Accounting Association '55, '56. Accounting EDWARD B. JOHNSON Business Administration Top Row: Bottom Row: WILLIAM R. JOHNSON JOHN T. KIJAUSKAS B-S. Industrial Relations ^•^• Student Congress '55, '56. Accounting PAUL A. KALAL STEPHEN F. KOENIG Production Management Accounting FRANCIS J. KELLY Accounting • ■ LOUIS F. KURZEKNABE Industrial Management JOHN F. KERSTAN Accounting B.S. WALTER J. LACY Production Management s> uenm^ ^ivh 'ivmm CL ass ^1 f956 Top Row: EDWARD P. LARKIN B.S. Industrial Management Student Congress '51, '52, '53, '54, '5 5 (Vice-President), '56 (President}; Activities Advisor '52, '53, '54; SAM '52, '55, '54. ANTHONY H. LE ROY B.S. Marketing Marketing Association '51, '52, '55, '54 (Secretary), '55, '56; Student Congress '51, '52, '54, '55; N.F.C.C.S. '56. Bottom Row: B.S. JOHN M. McDEVITT, JR. JOHN P. McGUIGAN Production Management B.S. FRANCIS X. McBRIDE Industrial Management JAMES E. McKENNA WILLIAM McCONAGHY B.S. Industrial Management Explorer '56 (Evening Division Editor); Student Congress '50, '51, '52; SAM '55 (Vice-President), '55, '56; Industrial Rela- tions Commission '56. B.S. JAMES J. McKENNA Industrial Relations RUSSELL B. McLaughlin B.S. Industrial Management Student Congress '51, '52; Industrial Management Society '55. JAMES J. McNULTY Industrial Management ANDREW J. McQUADE Accounting DAVID A. MADDEN B.S. Industrial Relations Industrial Relations Society '5 5 (Vice-President) , '5 6 (Presi- dent); French Club '53, '54; Student Congress '54, '55, '56; Baseball, '50. 119 JOSEPH N. MALONE Industrial Management WILLIAM F. MAIER Accounting GEORGE J. MARKEY B.S. Marketing Marketing Association '52, '53, '54, '55, '56; Student Congress '56. JOHN A. MONASTRA Accounting THOMAS J. MULLIGAN B.S. Industrial Management SAM '55, '56. THOMAS P. MURRAY B.S. Accounting Accounting Association '53, '54, '55, '56 (Secretary). ^9m^ t p / I CHARLES VINCENT MURRIN B.S. Industrial Management SAM '56. FRANCIS X. NOLAN ^^ B.S. Accounting Soccer '53; French Club '53, '54 (Treasurer). JAMES C. O'BRIEN General Business GEORGE H. RAUSENBERGER OWEN E. REGAN Industrial Relations JOSEPH J. REILLY Production Management ROBERT E. RICE B.S. SAM '56. CHARLES Industrial EDWARD RIES Management B.S. JAMES D Production . RITZHEIMEN Management B.S. Accounting Association '53, '54, '55, '56. Accounting B.S. JOHN P. ROARTY Chemistry ROBERT RAYMOND ROWE B.S. Chemistry B.S. SAM '55, ' 56. RAYMOND J. SCHAEPER Industrial Management GEORGE H. SCHRADER B.S. Accounting Association '5}, '54, '55, '56. Accounting WILLIAM SELTZER B.S. Finance Marketing Association '52, '53; Student Congress '53, '54. BENEDICT J. SEMBELLO Industrial Relations RICHARD S. SHIMMIN Industrial Relations GEORGE A. SINE Certificate of Proficiency Marketing Student Congress '56; Marketing Association '56 (Publicity Director^ , JOSEPH H. SODER Accounting CHARLES J. STROEDECKE Production Management JOSEPH J. TAGG B.S. Accounting Student Congress '54, '55; Accounting Association '53, '54, '5 5; President Senior Class '5 6. STEPHEN TASHJIAN General Business ALBERT F. TERRY Industrial Management Top Row: B.S. CECIL W. TOON Industrial Relations B.S. GEORGE J. WAGNER, JR. Industrial Management FRANK J. TURBETT Industrial Management BERNARD G. WALKER JOHN P. VAN BUREN Industrial Management STANLEY E. WEINSTEIN Accounting CHARLES H. WAGNER B.S. Marketing Student Congress '54, '55; Senior Class Representative '5 5, '5 6 Marketing Association '53, '55, '56. B.S. EDWARD A. YEHLE Chemistry OvenitKi % w/mn 122 The ROTC band, directed by Joseph Colantonio, struts in unison to the beat of the dr they pass in review at the annual Founder's Day exercises on May 15, 1956. FOUNDERS' DAY Founder's Day, recently instituted, is a day in honor of the school's patron saint, St. John Bap- tist de La Salle. The day is full of joy and color. The entire ROTC display full strength in front of the Administration and prominent guests; and the year's graduating class, in cap and gown, walk in procession to the auditorium where academic honors are awarded and many eloquent speeches made. A High Mass, commemorating the death of St. John Baptist de La Salle, is said at Holy Child church. Later in the day dinner is served to the future graduates and guests. The Glee Club adds sparkle to the Founder's Day pro- gram by their pleasant harmonizing. Here they are being conducted by Father Sailer, Glee Club director. The administration of La Salle College pays honor to the school's founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, by dressing in their eminent regalia and praising La Salle College's patron saint. Administration officials and members of the Faculty enter Holy Child church in an orderly fashion to attend the Mass in honor of St. John Baptist de La Salle held on Founder's Day. Graduates were provided with a delectable dinner served in the College field house. The long table is occupied by Faculty members and guests at the Founder's Day event. Faculty members and honored guests occupy the Auditorium stage during Founder's Day exercises. The ROTC band provided intermission entertain- ment. Part of the graduating class are shown in the foreground. SENIOR WEEK Miss Cleland, the Vice-Pres- ident's secretary, takes a hard s-wing, but just couldn't hit the little round thing. This all took place during the course of the Senior Manny Gomez enjoys one of the home-made sand"wiches his date furnished; or was it HIS date? Manny, as usual, seems to be surrounded by young ladies. Ted Friel lets loose -svith a quick pass after being blocked by Mr. Swoyer during the Senior-Faculty game. The Faculty, with the aid of that Old Pro, Jim Pollard, put the mark on the Seniors to the tune of 42 to 3 5. Never let it be said that Jim Breen, (The Greatest Lover) , even permitted a moment for fun to pass without some act. This time "Birdie" was dressed in a night cap and robe, bouncing a ping-pong ball. This was just a rank at the "Old Profs," prior to the Senior-Faculty game. a III Wf^. iilHv. II Hi M' GRADUATION Awards of Achievement, one given to a deserving classman and another to an energetic campus employee, are presented eafch year by th^ Class of '56. Here Walt Kraus, of the cafeteria staff, receives the award at last year's Junior Prom. Moderator and officers of this year's graduating class are: (L. to R.) Bro. D. Vincent, F.S.C, Bob Rogers (president), Tom Murphy (vice- president), Pete Pino (secretary), and Frank Blatcher (treasurer) . Our years at La Salle College have been joyous as well as learned ones. May we forever appreciate all that has been done for us; and may we be granted a fruitful life, one in which w^e can proudly display the results of a Christian education.